RESEARCH

Boğaziçi Sociology is committed to rigorous research in critical and public social science. Below are some products of that commitment.   



ONGOING WORK AT THE DEPARTMENT

 

Barış Büyükokutan is doing research on the secularization of Turkish literary milieus in the twentieth century.


Eva-Marie Dubuisson is conducting ethnographic research on ecology, healing practices, and story-telling in Kazakhstan and Altai.

 

Tuna Kuyucu and Didem Danış (Galatasaray University) are examining changing housing economies, urban geographies and class structures in four industrializing cities of Turkey. 


Bülent Küçük is conducting research on the modalities of anti-Semitism in Turkey.

 

Ceren Özselçuk serves on the editorial board of Rethinking Marxism.

 

Nükhet Sirman continues to do research on kinship among migrants in Mersin.

 

Nazan Üstündağ is preparing a political travel guide.


Abbas Vali is writing a book titled Crisis of Sovereignty and Prospects for Democratic Change in Iran.


Zafer Yenal and Cengiz Kırlı (B.U. Atatürk Institute) are the current editors of New Perspectives on Turkey.

 


SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS OF THE FACULTY

 

Meltem Ahıska, 2010. Occidentalism in Turkey: Questions of Modernity and National Identity in Turkish Radio Broadcasting. London: I. B. Tauris.

 

Işık Aytaç and Bruce Rankin, 2009. “Economic Crisis and Marital Problems in Turkey: Testing the Family Stress Model.” Journal of Marriage and Family 71(3): 756-767.

 

Ayfer Bartu Candan and Biray Kolluoğlu, 2008. “Emerging Spaces of Neoliberalism: A Gated Town and a Public Housing Project in Istanbul.” New Perspectives on Turkey 39:5-46.

 

Barış Büyükokutan, 2011. “Toward a Theory of Cultural Appropriation: Buddhism, the Vietnam War, and the Field of U.S. Poetry.” American Sociological Review 76(4):620-639.

 

Eva-Marie Dubuisson, 2010. “Confrontation in and through the Nation in Kazakh Aitys Poetry.”  Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 20(1): 101-115.

 

Biray Kolluoğlu and Meltem Toksöz (eds.), 2010. Cities of the Mediterranean: From the Ottomans to the Present Day. London: I. B. Tauris.


Tuna Kuyucu, 2015. "Comparative Analysis of Urban Redevelopment Projects in Three Turkish Cities”, Urban Affairs Review 51(3): 381-413.


Tuna Kuyucu, 2014. “Law, Property and Ambiguity: The Uses and Abuses of Legal Ambiguity in Remaking Istanbul’s Informal Settlements”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38(2): 609-627.

 

Bülent Küçük, 2009.“Borders of Europe: Fantasies of Identity in the Enlargement Debate on Turkey.” New Perspectives on Turkey 41:89-115.

 

Ceren Özselçuk and Yahya Madra, 2010. “Enjoyment as an Economic Factor: Reading Marx with Lacan.” Subjectivity 3(3): 323-347.

 

Abbas Vali, 2012. Modernity and the Stateless: The Kurdish Question in Iran. London: I. B. Tauris.

 

Çağlar Keyder and Zafer Yenal, 2011. “Agrarian Change under Globalization: Markets and Insecurity in Turkish Agriculture.” Journal of Agrarian Change 11(1): 60-86.

 


PAST WORK FROM THE DEPARTMENT

 

Faruk Birtek and Thalia Dragonas (ed.), 2005. Citizenship and the Nation-State in Greece and Turkey. London: Routledge.


Nilüfer Göle, 1996. The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

 

Haldun Gülalp, 2003. "Whatever Happened to Secularization? The Multiple Islams in Turkey." The South Atlantic Quarterly 102(2/3): 381-395.


Metin Heper, Ayşe Öncü, and Heinz Kremer (eds.), 1993. Turkey and the West: Changing Political and Cultural Identities. London: I. B. Tauris.

 

Deniz Kandiyoti, 1977. “Sex Roles and Social Change: A Comparative Appraisal of Turkey"s Women.” Signs 3(1):57-73.

 

Çağlar Keyder (ed.), 1999. Istanbul: Between the Global and the Local. Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield.


Ferhunde Özbay, 1991. "Changes in Women's Activities Both Inside and Outside the Home." In Şirin Tekeli (ed.), Women in Modern Turkish Society. London: Zed Books.


Frederic C. Shorter and Belgin Tekçe, 1984. "Determinants of Child Mortality: A Study of Squatter Settlements in Jordan." Population and Development Review 10:257-280.

 


NOTABLE WORK FROM OUR ALUMNI

 

Ari Adut, 2005. “A Theory of Scandal: Victorians, Homosexuality, and the Fall of Oscar Wilde.” American Journal of Sociology 111(1):213-248.

 

Elif Andaç, 2009. “Transnational Ideologies and State Building: The Ottoman Empire in Transition.” Political Power and Social Theory 20:133-166.  

 

Mücahit Bilici, 2011. “Homeland Insecurity: How Immigrant Muslims Naturalize America in Islam.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 53(3): 595-622.

 

Kurtuluş Gemici, forthcoming.“Uncertainty and Markets.” Theory and Society.


Fatma Müge Göçek, 2011. The Transformation of Turkey: Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era. London: I. B. Tauris.


Elif Kale-Lostuvalı, 2007. “Negotiating State Provision: State-Citizen Encounters in the Aftermath of the Izmit Earthquake.” Sociological Quarterly 48(4):745-767.

 

Dicle Koğacıoğlu, 2004. “The Tradition Effect: Framing Honor Crimes in Turkey.” differences 15(2): 118-151.

 

Cenk Özbay, 2010. “Nocturnal Queers: Rent Boys' Masculinity in Istanbul.” Sexualities 13(5): 645-663.

 

Esra Özyürek, 2006. Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey. Durham: Duke University Press.

 

Cihan Tuğal, 2009. Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

 

Berna Turam, 2007. Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

 

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