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Social Spatialization in a Turkish Squatter Settlement

The Dualism of Strategy and Tactic Reconsidered


Neslihan Demirtas

Contents: Turkish Gecekondu (Squatter) History – Representation of Gecekondu Settlements – Modernist Urban Strategy – Tactics of Migrants – Spontaneous Spaces – Neoliberal Urban and Identity Politics – Spatial Contingency – Islamist Local Governments – Alevi and Sunni Identities – Power Relations on the Vertical and Horizontal Level.