Accepted Paper:

Anthropology of Turkey: Scholars, Ethnographies and Representations  
Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe Universit├Ąt)

Paper short abstract:

My paper examines the works of native and foreign scholars working on Turkey, focusing on language in textual production, audience in the textual reception, and the representativeness of anthropological texts, a critical reflection of hegemonic dualities, differentiations and hierarchies.

Paper long abstract:

I aim to reflect upon the past and the present of anthropology of Turkey. My paper examines the ethnographies of native and foreign scholars, focusing on the "language" in textual production, "audience" in the textual reception, and "representativeness" of the anthropological texts. It is a critical reflection of long-standing hegemonic dualities, differentiations, and hierarchies.

Panel W088
One hundred years of European anthropology in and on the Middle East: 1900-2000