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From Mosaic to Ebru : Conviviality in Multi-ethnic, Multi-faith Burgazadası, Istanbul

Duru, Deniz LU (2015) In South European Society and Politics 20(2). p.243-263
Abstract
This paper provides an understanding of changing diversity in Burgazadası within the post-Ottoman, homogenising context of Turkey. It critiques conceptualisations of ‘culture as difference’ within the multiculturalism discourse in Europe and of coexistence as the reduction of differences and identities to pre-existing categories of the Ottoman millet system. Instead, it presents post-Ottoman conviviality as a lived practice and grassroots representation of recognised and unrecognised diversities by contextualising the production of differences and changing discourses of pluralism. The article demonstrates that individuals belonging to different groups can come to share similar values based on longstanding attachment to place and everyday... (More)
This paper provides an understanding of changing diversity in Burgazadası within the post-Ottoman, homogenising context of Turkey. It critiques conceptualisations of ‘culture as difference’ within the multiculturalism discourse in Europe and of coexistence as the reduction of differences and identities to pre-existing categories of the Ottoman millet system. Instead, it presents post-Ottoman conviviality as a lived practice and grassroots representation of recognised and unrecognised diversities by contextualising the production of differences and changing discourses of pluralism. The article demonstrates that individuals belonging to different groups can come to share similar values based on longstanding attachment to place and everyday practices, thereby representing themselves, in this case, as ‘Burgazlı’. (Less)
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Multiculturalism, Diversity, Coexistence, Minorities, Greek–Turkish Relations, Anthropology of Pluralism, Conviviality, Turkey
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South European Society and Politics
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20
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2
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243 - 263
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Taylor & Francis
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1743-9612
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10.1080/13608746.2015.1047080
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper provides an understanding of changing diversity in Burgazadası within the post-Ottoman, homogenising context of Turkey. It critiques conceptualisations of ‘culture as difference’ within the multiculturalism discourse in Europe and of coexistence as the reduction of differences and identities to pre-existing categories of the Ottoman millet system. Instead, it presents post-Ottoman conviviality as a lived practice and grassroots representation of recognised and unrecognised diversities by contextualising the production of differences and changing discourses of pluralism. The article demonstrates that individuals belonging to different groups can come to share similar values based on longstanding attachment to place and everyday practices, thereby representing themselves, in this case, as ‘Burgazlı’.},
  author       = {Duru, Deniz},
  issn         = {1743-9612},
  keyword      = {Multiculturalism,Diversity,Coexistence,Minorities,Greek–Turkish Relations,Anthropology of Pluralism,Conviviality,Turkey},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {243--263},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {South European Society and Politics},
  title        = {From Mosaic to Ebru : Conviviality in Multi-ethnic, Multi-faith Burgazadası, Istanbul},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2015.1047080},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2015},
}