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Published: 10 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372455-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7245-5
...V 8 Time Machines The atter ­M of the Missing in Cyprus elizabeth a. davis At the lab one after­noon in February—­a few days ­after it had snowed in Nico- sia for the first time in fifteen years, and all the scientists had left their ­tables and run outside...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373056-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7305-6
... This chapter addresses theories of responsibility for violence and division in Cyprus, a country divided by a de facto cease-fire line dating to 1958 that separates Greek Cypriots to the south and Turkish Cypriots to the north. Drawing from fieldwork conducted since 2007, I trace multifarious...
Published: 26 November 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380481-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8048-1
Published: 10 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7305-6
... responsibility into civic engagement and endeavoring to reclaim the state as the ultimate moral agent. This chapter addresses theories of responsibility for violence and division in Cyprus, a country divided by a de facto cease-fire line dating to 1958 that separates Greek Cypriots to the south and Turkish...
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... 2. Repopulating a Territory IN MUCH WRITING on ‘‘the Cyprus question the problem has been con- strued as a conflict between two ethnic groups, labeled ‘‘Turks’’ and ‘‘Greeks The concept and framing of ethnic conflict has been all too central and determinative...
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By Yael Navaro-Yashin
Published: 12 March 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... Preface MY FIRST CONNECTION WITH CYPRUS was not through research but through kinship. It may also have had something to do with kısmet (luck, destiny). Soon after I met Mehmet Yashin in Istanbul in 1995, he took me to Cyprus, his homeland...
Published: 12 March 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... Cyprus, such a prophecy is highly valued. ‘‘Health to your mouth Ayten said to the fortuneteller, as if she were thanking her for wishing her well. In this chapter, I study Turkish-Cypriots’ desires for jobs in state offices and reverence for administrative positions, alongside their despising of...
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... quotation marks in international documents. An illegal, pirate, or pseudo-state, as it is variously called, the ‘‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’’ is always placed in quotation marks in references outside north- ern Cyprus and Turkey to highlight its questionable legal status. In the legal...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
..., we risk making the political subject poorer and more vulnerable. In demonstrating this, I engage with my grandmother’s repetitive dream of flying back to the village that she was expelled from during the 1974 invasion of Cyprus by Turkey. ...
Published: 12 March 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... Turkish armed forces in northern Cyprus, is considered one of the most important units of the trnc administration. Civil servants who work in the department conduct regular cartographic surveys of the territory of northern Cyprus; the maps they produce are used officially not just by the army, but also...
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By Yael Navaro-Yashin
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... Notes Preface 1. This attack was apparently according to the Acritas Plan, which Tassos Papa- dopoulos, the former president of the Republic of Cyprus, was also involved in designing. 2. The ‘‘disappeared’’ refers to the...
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By Yael Navaro-Yashin
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... affects described in this book in relation to space, materialities, and the environment, as well as to politics, polity, and administration. This book has made an incision into the lives of Turkish-Cypriots in northern Cyprus and beyond in a particular period. In Greek and Greek- Cypriot...
Published: 12 March 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Cambridge); the Pembroke Center (Brown University); the University of Amsterdam; the University of Cyprus; the Artos Foundation (Cyprus); the University of Nicosia; the University of Sussex; Birkbeck College; and the University of Exeter, as well...
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... Introduction: The Make-Believe Space I HOLD IN MY HANDS an object that is the product of a distinct admin- istrative practice: a booklet produced by the Technical Expertise in Maps Department of the Ministry of Settlements of the ‘‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus...
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
..., the very south of the island, the Greek side He continued: ‘‘Even if we go totally bankrupt and hit rock bottom, we are sovereign here. Nobody can touch our sovereignty. We have power. The Greek-Cypriots have understood this Northern Cyprus had gone bankrupt in the period when I was inter...
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... Cyprus, such a prophecy is highly valued. ‘‘Health to your mouth Ayten said to the fortuneteller, as if she were thanking her for wishing her well. In this chapter, I study Turkish-Cypriots’ desires for jobs in state offices and reverence for administrative positions, alongside their despising of...
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... armed forces in northern Cyprus, is considered one of the most important units of the trnc administration. Civil servants who work in the department conduct regular cartographic surveys of the territory of northern Cyprus; the maps they produce are used officially not just by the army, but also by...
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By Yael Navaro-Yashin
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
..., 234n4 106–7; partition planning under, 9– Cyprus High Commission in London, 10; resistance to, 226n10 106–7 British school of anthropology, 229n79 Cyprus Turkish Associations Federa- bullet holes, 152, 158–59, 170–71 tion, 89...
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... 8. Home, Law, and the Uncanny ‘‘I NEVER WARMED TO THIS HOUSE said Latife Hanım, of the house she and her family had been living in since 1974 in the village of Ta¸skent (Vouno) in northern Cyprus. ‘‘It’s not our house she said. ‘‘It’s left from the Greek-Cypriots...
Published: 12 March 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... had come to northern Cyprus, sometimes with their families, in search of menial jobs. On Sunday mornings, one heard the chime of church bells from the Greek side. The skeletal remains of an Armenian church, with its icons ripped away, windows broken, and mar- ble stones demolished, sat quietly in...