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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey
Thursday 17 April 2014, 09:30am
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey

Thursday 17 April at 10.00 am (tea & coffee served from 9.30 am)

Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present the seventh seminar in the 2013-14 series of ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Professor Daniella Kuzmanovic, author of ‘Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey’, and Dr Markus Ketola, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

What happens when the concept of civil society moves from academia and policy contexts into other lives and worlds? Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey is a study of the makings, meanings, and magic of civil society. It explores how civil society as a social imagining is evoked and brought to life among civic activists in Turkey. The book illustrates that civil society is a contested concept which emerges as part of a social legitimacy struggle to represent authentic civil society. Moreover, the book shows that civil society becomes powerful because it constitutes a means for civic activists to experience themselves as authentic subjects.

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe ( TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

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