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Bodily Transgression

Conflicting Spaces and Gendered Boundaries of Modernity and Islam in Contemporary Turkey

Mahiye Seçil Dağtaş

As Islamic discourses and practices gain increasing public visibility in Turkey and redefine the gendered boundaries of the state, officers' clubs have become the ideal national 'public sphere' of the military and therefore the site in which female citizens' bodies are displayed as the secular markers of Turkey's modernity. Focusing on an anecdote from ethnographic research on wedding ceremonies held in military officers' clubs in Istanbul, this article explores how the competing discourses on modernity and secularism are manifested and contested concretely in specific gendered, corporeal, emotional and spatial practices in contemporary Turkey.

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Dan Avnon, Nitzan Lebovic, Raymond Cohen, Elie Friedman, Sara Helman, Gad Barzilai, and Ari Ariel

Palestinian population, while other spatial practices, described as curfews, closures, and other ‘creative’ terms, symbolize different spatialities and the kind of limitations to the freedom of movement that is involved. As Grassiani aptly notes, the

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Nir Gazit and Yagil Levy

Forces For? The Changing Nature of Military Roles in Europe .” International Affairs 82 ( 6 ): 1059 – 1075 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2006.00588.x 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2006.00588.x Gazit , Nir . 2009 . “ Social Agency, Spatial

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Nir Gazit

15 ( 5 ): 677 – 694 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13533310802396277 10.1080/13533310802396277 Gazit , Nir . 2009 . “ Social Agency, Spatial Practices, and Power: The Micro-foundations of Fragmented Sovereignty in the Occupied Territories

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Israel's Ground Forces in the Occupied Territories

Policing and the Juridification of Soldiering

Eyal Ben-Ari and Uzi Ben-Shalom

. Gazit , Nir . 2009 . “ Social Agency, Spatial Practices, and Power: The Micro-foundations of Fragmented Sovereignty in the Occupied Territories .” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 22 ( 1 ): 83 – 103 . 10.1007/s10767