‘There Is Another Turkey out There’: The Gezi Revolt as an Event

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This article aims to conceptualise the Gezi revolt as an eventual intervention into history. Based on the participatory observation of the author as well as primary and secondary sources, it addresses the Gezi revolt from a Deleuzean perspective. Firstly, it briefly discusses the chain of events that triggered Gezi. It then turns to the relation between the virtual and the actual. In this respect, Gezi as a revolutionary event is approached via the concept of kairos, establishing a link between the actual conditions and the virtual possibilities. Finally, the article explores the alternative political possibilities of Gezi as a revolutionary process.
TidsskriftThird Text
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)138-146
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa

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