In this edited volume, the authors argue how neo-liberal subjects respond to neoliberal uncertainties, risks, and threats in Turkey through either resilience or resistance, -or both-. The contributors form the book into two symbiotic axes. First, they display how global capitalism and neo-liberalism affect the neo-liberal subjects and their environment from different perspectives, and generate their vulnerabilities in Turkey. Moreover , they reveal how neo-liberal subjects execute resilience/resistance in order to survive against the vulnerabilities created by neo-liberalism and its agents. In doing so, the contributors demonstrate how resilience/resistance of neoliberal subjects makes themselves political. They show this by focusing on resistance and resilience from a variety of Turkish perspectives, including environmental groups, social classes, social media, and gender.
Rasim Özgür Dönmez is professor of politics in the international relations department of Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University.
Chapter 1. Neoliberalism and Subjective Poverty in Turkey: Strategies of Resilience against Poverty in the Middle Class Senem Kurt Topuz
Chapter 2. New Forms of Vulnerabilities and Sensibilities of The Middle Class in Turkey: “Dramatization as Politics” in The Sour Dictionary Pınar Enneli̇
Chapter 3. The Gold and the Olive Tree: Defending the Land in Turkey
Selcan Serdaroğlu Polatay
Chapter 4. Gendered Insecurities and Feminist Resistance in Turkey Marella Bodur Ün
Chapter 5. Neoliberalizm and Individual Insecurities in Turkey: Neoliberal Subjects between Popular Resistance and Resilience Rasi̇m Özgür Dönmez
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"The book Neoliberalism and Global Insecurities: Thinking Resilience/Resistance in Turkey edited by Rasim Özgür Dönmez brings very thoughtful insights into contemporary Turkey. Although it mostly refers to Justice and Development Party, the analyses reach beyond the current ruling group and outline the suppression coming from neo-liberal and neo-conservative dominance which predate Erdogan's regime. All in all, this book is a must-read to gain a greater understanding of current developments in Turkey and the societal and political forces driving them."