Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - MERGE - Migration and the Middle East

Book Launch: Bulldozer Capitalism

A MERGE event in cooperation with the Institute for European Ethnology

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 16:00 -18:00 (CEST)             

Room 507, Mohrenstraße 40-41, 10117 Berlin

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Book Launch: Bulldozer Capitalism

With the author:

Dr. Erdem Evren


Dr. Özge Yaka


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Accumulation, Ruination, and Dispossession in Northeastern Turkey

Set in the resource frontier of northeastern Turkey, Bulldozer Capitalism studies the rise and decline of an anti-dam/anti-displacement campaign and the political responses to other extractive projects that it helped to shape in its aftermath. The book shows that people can accommodate their own dispossession and displacement if they are directed to negotiate, invest in, and speculate on the destruction of their built environment and nature, and their material and immaterial bonds, wealth, and activities.