(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Imaginative geographies of green : difference, postcoloniality, and affect in environmental narratives in contemporary Turkey

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HARRIS L.M. (1) ;
(1) Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA


Based on a series of interviews and focus groups conducted in four sites (Istanbul, Ankara, Diyarbakır, and Şanlıurfa), the concept of imaginative geographies of green is offered to highlight social and spatial differences as central to the articulation of green visions and movements. The research foregrounds several social and spatial gradients specific to the Turkish context, including east–west divides both within and beyond Turkey (i.e., Kurdish–Turkish and eastern–western Turkey, as well as notions of Turkishness and Europeanness). The work also suggests that environmental imaginaries have deeply emotional, ambivalent, and power-laden associations. The conclusion touches on ramifications for European Union accession debates as well as new directions for work on environmental citizenship and movements in the global south


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no4 [pp. 801-815]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.




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