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Aesthetics of Displacement: Turkey and its Minorities on Screen

Akser, Murat (2017) Aesthetics of Displacement: Turkey and its Minorities on Screen. Memory Studies, 10 (2). pp. 12-14. [Journal article]

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URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1750698016683845

DOI: 10.1177/1750698016683845


Ozlem Koksal’s book focuses on the representation of minorities in Turkish cinema from a transnational perspective. The book examines recent filmic explorations of the three large minorities that disappeared from Turkey after World War I and with the establishment of Turkish Republic in the 1920s: the Greek, Jewish and Armenian minorities. The book also looks at films that depict a Muslim ethnic minority community, the Kurds, who were suppressed until the 1990s and found their cinematic representation in post-1990 cinema in Turkey. Koksal calls for the definition of a new ‘aesthetics of displacement’ through the selection of post-1990 transnational films on Turkish minorities that focus on remembering the moves from the home of the past to the home of the present.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:memory, diaspora, Kurds, Armenians, Greeks, minorities,
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:37027
Deposited By: Dr Murat Akser
Deposited On:07 Mar 2017 09:25
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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