This groundbreaking volume investigates the processes of globalization in Istanbul, one of the oldest and grandest of world cities. Explaining the course of the conflicts and the compromises involved in maintaining a precarious urbanity, this theoretically informed volume focuses on the fields of struggle ranging from politics to heritage, humor to music, public space to housing.
Caglar Keyder is professor of sociology at Bogazici University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Setting Chapter 3 Culture and Politics of Identity Chapter 4 Who Owns the Old Quarters? Rewriting Histories of the Global Era Chapter 5 Istanbul of the Conqueror: The "Alternative Global City" Dreams of Political Islam Chapter 6 The Historical Construction of "Local Culture": Politics of Islamist versus Secularist Identity Chapter 7 Islamic Chic Chapter 8 Contested Positions Chapter 9 Istanbulities and Others: The Cultural Cosmology of Being Middle Class in the Era of Globalism Chapter 10 Sounding Out: The Culture Industries and the Globalization of Istanbul Chapter 11 Negotiating Space Chapter 12 The Housing Market from Informal to Global Chapter 13 Where Do You Hail From? Localism and Networks in Istanbul Chapter 14 A Tale of Two Neighborhoods Chapter 15 Synopsis