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Neighbourhood Resistance and Gecekondu Women in Ankara

  • Gülçin Erdi
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Abstract

Gülçin Erdi’s chapter studies the case of the Dikmen Valley to the south of Ankara (Turkey) in the Çankaya Municipality facing a large-scale urban transformation project. The case of the neighbourhood is analysed as an example of gendered resistance in which the role of female inhabitants was vital. Through the mobilisation of women to protect their neighbourhood, this resistance also questions the socio-cultural and traditional foundations of Turkish society in everyday life through the emancipation of women. Erdi argues that the neoliberalisation does not always have a destructive effect on the resources and initiatives of citadins and could, on the contrary, give rise sometimes to grievances from inhabitants to keep or have a place in the city with their own aspirations, demands and desires.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gülçin Erdi
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS-CITERESToursFrance

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