Migration asMovement andMultiplace Life: Some Recent Developments in Rural Living Structures in Turkey
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Discussing recent trends and developments in migration and mobility affecting what may be referred to as a reconstitution' of villages this paper discusses the changing character of rural settlement and settlement patterns in Turkey today. The binary division of rural and urban is questioned through a dialectical/relational approach to settlement formation while settlement is defined by relation to (human) movement itself understood as incorporating the modalities of migration and mobility. By focusing on the socio-economics of increasing affluence the advance of capital generally and the introduction of neoliberalism into agriculture in particular a number of contemporary rural-oriented (migratory/mobility) movements and living structures' are investigated which taken together suggest a growing development of dual settlement' and multiplace hybrid' life. The paper concludes with a typology of villages and some thoughts on the theoretical implications of this study. Copyright (c) 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.