Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Agitated Liberalism: Meditations on the Politics of Dissent in Turkey in the Wake of Gezi Park

On November 18, Jeremy Walton – from the CENTREN Transnational Research Network at Georg August University in Göttingen – presented his lecture, "Agitated Liberalism: Meditations on the Politics of Dissent in Turkey in the Wake of Gezi Park," inspired by the recent demonstrations that took place in Turkey this previous summer. Walton asked the question as to whether the demonstrations were borne from liberal dissent or "reactionary spasms of a crumbling elite,"and analyzed three distinct dimensions of the demonstrations: "the historical roots of the politicization of public space in Republican Turkey; the carnivalesque figure of the çapulcu that has come to define the protesters; and the resonances of the demonstrations with other recent public spectables of mass dissent across the globe."

A video of the lecture is provided below or may be viewed here:

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