Particularly in the aftermath of the 2016 coup attempt, the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) has pushed its authoritarian agenda through religious, political and gender/sexual polarization. This study looks into new civic mobilizations that challenge, contest and seek to bridge the social and symbolic boundary imposed and entrenched by the AKP. The study particularly focuses on (i) the new forms of grassroots women’s collective action defying the religious versus secular women dichotomy and (ii) dissident Islamist-leftist networks that seek to create shared definitions of justice and class issues across the left-right boundary. Based on interviews with activists, the study aims to answer ‘what collective actions and mechanisms do these groups that initiate and constitute boundary change?’ and ‘What roles do they play in contesting authoritarian power structures in Turkey?’ Overall, the study contributes to the understanding of the role of creative and novel forms of cross-boundary encounters and conversation and the ensuing civic resistance to authoritarian regime dynamics.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Titolo:||Breaking and Bridging the ‘us/them’ Divide: New Forms of Civic Mobilization under Authoritarian Pressure|
|Titolo del libro:||Permeability and Salience: Symbolic and Social Boundaries in Turkey under Authoritarian Pressure|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.2 Abstract in Atti di convegno|