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Space and Place
Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict
Edited by Rebecca Bryant
292 pages, 16 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-124-4 $95.00/£67.00 Hb Published (March 2016)
“This book will be the seminal work on the theme of coexistence. The dissolution of coexistence, which is also a subject of this volume, is an easier subject to cover, but by understanding the terms of coexistence one is better placed to understand the crises and violence that destroyed them too… I cannot think of a better study on the micro-dynamics of difference.” · Nicholas Doumanis, University of New South Wales, Australia
In Southeast Europe, the Balkans, and Middle East, scholars often refer to the “peaceful coexistence” of various religious and ethnic groups under the Ottoman Empire before ethnonationalist conflicts dissolved that shared space and created legacies of division. Post-Ottoman Coexistence interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.
Rebecca Bryant is A. N. Hadjiyannis Senior Research Fellow in the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of numerous works examining the ongoing division in Cyprus, including Imagining the Modern: The Cultures of Nationalism in Cyprus (London: I.B. Tauris, 2004) and The Past in Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus (Philadephia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), among others.
Subject: Peace & Conflict Studies Sociology
Area: Europe Middle East & Israel
Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict edited by Rebecca Bryant is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
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OA ISBN: 978-1-78533-375-0
List of illustrations
Introduction: Everyday Coexistence in the Post-Ottoman Space
PART I: LANDSCAPES OF COEXISTENCE AND CONFLICT
Chapter 1. Sharing Traditions of Land Use and Ownership: Considering the “Ground” for Coexistence and Conflict in Pre-Modern Cyprus
Chapter 2. Intersecting Religioscapes in Post-Ottoman Spaces: Trajectories Of Change, Competition And Sharing Of Religious Spaces
Robert M. Hayden
Chapter 3. Cosmopolitanism or Constitutive Violence? The Creation of “Turkish” Iraklio
Chapter 4. Trade and Exchange in Nicosia’s Shared Realm: Ermou Street in the 1940s and 1950s
PART II: PERFORMING COEXISTENCE AND DIFFERENCE
Chapter 5. In Bed Together: Coexistence in Togo Mizrahi’s Alexandria Films
Deborah A. Starr
Chapter 6. Memory, Conviviality and Coexistence: Negotiating Class Differences in Burgazadası, Istanbul
Deniz Neriman Duru
Chapter 7. “If you write this tačno, it will be točno!”: Performing Linguistic Difference in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina
PART III: NEGOTIATING EVERYDAY COEXISTENCE IN THE SHADOW OF CONFLICT
Chapter 8. The Istanbul Armenians: Negotiating Coexistence
Chapter 9. A Conflict of Spaces or of Recognition? Co-Presence in Divided Jerusalem
Chapter 10. Grounds for Sharing, Occasions for Conflict: An Inquiry into the Social Foundations of Cohabitation and Antagonism
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