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Diaspora of the city : stories of cosmopolitanism from Istanbul and Athens

Author: İlay Romain Örs
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Palgrave studies in urban anthropology.
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"As the former capital of two great empires--Eastern Roman and Ottoman--Istanbul has been home to many diverse populations, a condition often glossed as cosmopolitanism. The Greek-speaking Christian Orthodox community (Rum Polites) is among the oldest in the urban society, yet their leading status during the centuries of imperial cosmopolitanism has faded. They have even been brought to the brink of disappearance in  Read more...
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Örs, İlay Romain
Diaspora of the city : stories of cosmopolitanism from Istanbul and Athens.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(OCoLC)1015912218
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: İlay Romain Örs
ISBN: 9781137554864 113755486X
OCLC Number: 1012343633
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: ""Prologue""; ""Parallel Histories, Broken Pasts""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction: Basics and Beginnings""; ""The Roadside Story""; ""Stories of Basics""; ""Introductory Stories""; ""Outlining Stories""; ""The Scope of the Stories""; ""The Story of Historians""; ""Stories of Methods""; ""The Story of the Beginning""; ""The Mini-Market Story""; ""Writing Stories""; ""Bibliography""; ""Chapter 2: Cosmopolitan Knowledge: Impressions from Everyday Life in Athens""; ""The Bookstore Story""; ""The Boat Story""; ""The Easter Bread Story"" ""The Dinner Story""""The Party Story""; ""Family Stories""; ""Stories of Everyday Life""; ""Bibliography""; ""Chapter 3: Exclusive Diversity and the Ambiguity of Being Out of Place""; ""The Story of the Landlord""; ""Stories on Others""; ""Stories on Selves""; ""The National Story""; ""The Minority Story""; ""The Migrating Story""; ""The Diaspora Story""; ""Theorizing Stories""; ""Bibliography""; ""Chapter 4: Resolutionary Recollections: Event, Memory, and Sharing the Suffering""; ""September Stories""; ""The Story of Commemoration""; ""Stories on Sharing Suffering"" ""The Story of a Movie""""Stories of Involvement""; ""Bibliography""; ""Chapter 5: Capital of Memory: Cosmopolitanist Nostalgia in Istanbul""; ""Criticizing Nostalgic Stories""; ""Identifying Nostalgic Stories""; ""Spatializing Nostalgic Stories""; ""Stories of Cosmopolitan Memories""; ""Theorizing Cosmopolitanisms of the City""; ""Bibliography""; ""Epilogue""; ""An Attempt to Update: Prospects for the Community, the City, and Cosmopolitanism""; ""The Story of Hope""; "" Stories of Pessimism""; "" Stories of Optimism""; "" The Never-Ending Story""; ""Bibliography""
Series Title: Palgrave studies in urban anthropology.
Responsibility: Ilay Romain Örs.

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"As the former capital of two great empires--Eastern Roman and Ottoman--Istanbul has been home to many diverse populations, a condition often glossed as cosmopolitanism. The Greek-speaking Christian Orthodox community (Rum Polites) is among the oldest in the urban society, yet their leading status during the centuries of imperial cosmopolitanism has faded. They have even been brought to the brink of disappearance in their home city. Scattered around the world as a result of the homogenizing tendencies of nationalism, the Rum Polites in the diaspora of Istanbul ("the City" or Poli) continue to identify with its cosmopolitan legacy, as vividly shown through their everyday practices of distinction and cultural memory. By exploring the shifting meaning of cosmopolitanism in spatial and temporal contexts, Diaspora of the City examines how experiences of forced displacement can highlight changing conceptualizations of what constitutes a local, diasporic, minority, or migrant community in different multicultural urban settings, past and present."--

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