Interview

... mit Derya Özkan

1. »Books the world doesn't need.« Why is this not the case for your publication?
The world always needs books! This book is particularly indispensible because it contributes to the... >>>
... mit Derya Özkan

1. »Books the world doesn't need.« Why is this not the case for your publication?
The world always needs books! This book is particularly indispensible because it contributes to the bridging of urban studies and cultural studies perspectives, which is an inexhausted and relatively recent endeavor. It also touches upon questions that engage postcolonial studies.

2. Which novel points of view does your publication offer?
The book develops an interdisciplinary perspective to understand the ›cool Istanbul‹ phenomenon not only in a critical but also in an affirmative way. The chapters critically analyze commercialized imaginations of cool cities while at the same reclaiming urban cultural coolness in a spatially situated way.

3. What is the significance of the subject in current debates?
The book's simultaneously critical and affirmative approach is new to the debates focusing on ›cool cities‹ in urban, cultural and postcolonial studies. Analyses of cool cities have been conducted often from negative critical perspectives. Affirming the cool city and reclaiming coolness at the urban cultural scale, which this book opens a path for, is a completely novel endeavor.

4. With whom would you most like to discuss your publication?
Urban Studies, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies scholars and students, particularly those working on and interested in other ›cool‹ cities.

5. Your publication in one sentence:
Cool Istanbul can be understood as a qualitatively new enclosure of the urban cultural commons in the age of postfordist social production of space. <<<


Derya Özkan (ed.)

Cool Istanbul

Urban Enclosures and Resistances

This volume investigates the »cool city« phenomenon with an empirical focus on Istanbul. The book approaches »cool Istanbul« not only as a consumable brand but also as a socially produced and politically performed phenomenon. The contributions draw attention to the significance of thinking production, consumption and performance of cities in relation to their imagination, and trigger critical questions beyond disciplinary academic boundaries.


 

Derya Özkan (Ph.D.) is leading the DFG Emmy Noether project »Changing Imaginations of Istanbul. From Oriental to the ›Cool‹ City« at the Institute of European Ethnology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

»Eine spannende Zusammenstellung verschiedener Forschungsansätze in Zusammenhang mit der Stadt Istanbul [...]. Gerade vor dem Hintergrund gegenwärtiger Geschehnisse in der Türkei ist es eine lebendige Momentaufnahme, deren Entwicklung noch offen scheint.«
Teresa Stumpf, Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, 112/2 (2017)
Besprochen in:
Stadt + Grün, 3 (2015)
Zeitschrift für Politik, 4 (2015), Georg Simet
Urban Studies, 53/5 (2016), Basak Tanulku

Urban Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Geography

Print 29,99 €

12/2014, 172 Seiten, kart.
ISBN 978-3-8376-2763-3

Artikel-Nr.: 2763

-2763-3: Özkan (ed.), Cool Istanbul

Urban Enclosures and Resistances

 

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12/2014, 172 Seiten
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