Remembering the 1980 Turkish Military Coup d‘État

Memory, Violence, and Trauma

  • Elifcan Karacan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 193-202

About this book


In her research studies, Elifcan Karacan shows the relation between trauma, violence and memory with a specific focus on the events considering the 1980 Military Coup d‘État in Turkey. Based on collective memory theories and cultural trauma theories, the author focuses on the reconstruction of the past in present times and memory practices, such as commemorations, anniversaries, construction of memory-places (museums). This book seeks for an understanding of collective memory within individual narrations and mnemonic practices by using narrative interviews and biographical case reconstruction methods.


n  Trauma Theories on Memory

n  Conducting Biographical Narrative Interviews

n  Revolutionary Movement in the 1970s

n  Commemorative Ceremonies, Symbols and Myths

n  Memory of the Isolated Self

n  Wounded Memory


 Target Groups

· Lecturers and students of the social sciences, especially sociology, cultural studies, history, political science, philosophy and psychology

. Readers interested/involved in memory studies

About the Author
Elifcan Karacan has studied gender studies and sociology at Middle East Technical Unive

rsity in Turkey. She defended her PhD thesis in sociology at Siegen University, Germany. Recently, she is doing her post-doc research on socio-political background of the concept of “Almanci” (Germanlike) at Bremen University, Intercultural Education Department. 


Collective Memory Cultural Trauma Commemorations Biographical Research Modernity and Forgetting

Authors and affiliations

  • Elifcan Karacan
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  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-11319-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-11320-9
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