Cultural Capital of Europe?
Edited by Deniz Göktürk, Levent Soysal, Ipek Tureli
Routledge – 2011 – 336 pages
Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate.
Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural pressures in its search for a place in Europe and on the world stage in the twenty-first century.
"As diverse and multifaceted as the city itself…a book worthy of scholarly attention." – Urban Studies
Introduction Deniz Göktürk, İpek Türeli and Levent Soysal Part 1: Paths to Globalization 1. Istanbul into the Twenty-First Century Çağlar Keyder 2. The Soul of a City: Hüzün, Keyif, Longing Engin Işın Part 2: Heritage and Regeneration Debates 3. Challenging the Neoliberal Urban Regime: Regeneration and Resistance in Başıbüyük and Tarlabaşı Özlem Ünsal and Tuna Kuyucu 4. Contestations over a Living Heritage Site: The Case of Büyük Valide Han Ayşegül Baykan, Zerrin İren Boynudelik, Belkıs Uluoğlu and Burak Sevingen 5. Practices of Neo-Ottomanism: Making Space and Place Virtuous in Istanbul Jeremy F. Walton 6. Modelling Citizenship in Turkey’s Miniature Park İpek Türeli Part 3: The Mediatized City 7. The Spectator in the Making: Modernity and Cinema in Istanbul 1896-1928 Nezih Erdoğan 8. Istanbul through Migrants’ Eyes İpek Türeli 9. Istanbul Convertible: A Magic Carpet Ride through Genres Deniz Bayrakdar and Elif Akçalı 10. Projecting Polyphony: Moving Images, Travelling Sounds Deniz Göktürk Part 4: Art in the City 11. Optimism Reconsidered: Curator Hou Hanru interviewed by Nilgün Bayraktar 12. Art in Istanbul: Contemporary Spectacles and History Revisited Jale Erzen 13. The Politics of Urban Arts Events: A Comparison of Istanbul and Berlin Banu Karaca Part 5: A European Capital? 14. The European Capital of Culture Programme and Istanbul 2010 Carola Hein 15. Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture: Towards a Participatory Culture? Oğuz Öner 16. Counting as European: Jews and the Politics of Presence in Istanbul Marcy Brink-Danan 18. Future(s) of the City Levent Soysal Epilogue: Cultural Politics in the Kaleidoscope Michael Herzfeld
Deniz Göktürk is Associate Professor, German and Film Departments, University of California, Berkeley.
Levent Soysal is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Radio, Television, and Cinema, Kadir Has University, Istanbul.
Ipek Türeli is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.