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Author Bryant, Rebecca (Professor of anthropology), author.

Title Sovereignty suspended : building the so-called state / Rebecca Bryant and Mete Hatay
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The ethnography of political violence
Ethnography of political violence.
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- NOTE ON TOPONYMS AND TURKISH PRONUNCIATION -- Introduction. The Aporetic State -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Building a "Border" -- Chapter 2. Mastering the Landscape -- Chapter 3. Planting People -- Introduction -- Chapter 4. The So- Called State -- Chapter 5. The Political Economy of Spoils -- Chapter 6. Federalism as Fetish -- Introduction -- Chapter 7. Victim and Citizen -- Chapter 8. An Ambiguous Domination -- Chapter 9. The Politics of Dis/simulation -- Conclusion. The Absurdity of the Aporia -- Appendix: Turkish Cypriot Institutions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Summary All Cypriots have lived for more than forty years with the political, economic, and psychological consequences of an unresolved conflict and a divided island. Moreover, as citizens of an unrecognized state, Turkish Cypriots' ability to do well or to continue doing well is always improvisatory, as they constantly adapt to whatever limitations are being imposed on their ability to trade, study, and travel. Despite the conflict, citizens of the recognized RoC are able to plan their lives and the lives of their children with the assumption that they will continue to live in a recognized, EU-member state. Citizens of the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, live their daily lives with what they invariably call belirsizlik, uncertainty. That uncertainty arises from not knowing one's place in the world, from not being "seen" or recognized, and from the knowledge that the shape, form, and substance of their so-called state could be significantly altered with a pen stroke -- Provided by publisher
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 09, 2020)
Subject Nation-building -- Cyprus, Northern
Self-determination, National -- Cyprus, Northern
Turks -- Cyprus -- Social conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Globalization.
Diplomatic relations
International law
Politics and government
Self-determination, National
Turks -- Social conditions
Cyprus, Northern -- Politics and government
Cyprus, Northern -- International status
Cyprus, Northern -- Foreign relations
Northern Cyprus
Form Electronic book
Author Hatay, Mete, author.
ISBN 081229713X