Synopses & Reviews
Using an oral history approach, this book draws on Gypsy and non-Gypsy narratives to tell the story of Gypsy forced dislocation from Bayramic, a northwestern town of Turkey, in 1970. Gül Özatesler examines memory construction, the categories of Gypsyness and Turkishness, and the different perspectives and positions that emerged, considering all in relation to underlying socioeconomic structure. The book reveals how ethnic and other identities can be deployed to conceal socioeconomic and political inequalities.
About the Author
Gul Ozatesler is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Social Policy Forum, Bogaziçi University, Turkey. She received her double PhD from Leiden University, the Netherlands and Bogaziçi University. Her research interests include social history, nationalism, power systems, exclusionary mechanisms, gender hierarchies, violence and Gypsyness.
Table of Contents
2. Gypsies Under Surveillance
3. Historical Context: The Timing Of The Attacks
4. Gypsyness In The Town
5. Narrating The Attacks
6. Forced Dislocation: From Drivers' Feud To Gypsy Hunt