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Gülçin Erdi


Istanbul: A Megacity in the Light of Turkey’s Political Transformation

Jean-François Pérouse, Istanbul Planète, La Ville-Monde Du Xxie Siècle. Paris: La Découverte, 2017. This book is the result of more than twenty years of social, economic, and urban observations and investigations by a geographer[i] in Istanbul, a city Jean Baudrillard described as the “capital of the twenty-first century” (p.14). The author aims to disenchant this megacity, to understand it in all its complexity, and to go beyond its romantic and touristic perceptions ...

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New Texts Out Now: Gulcin Erdi-Lelandais, Understanding the City: Henri Lefebvre and Urban Studies

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Gülçin Erdi-Lelandais, editor, Understanding the City: Henri Lefebvre and Urban Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Gulçin Lelandais (GL): The idea of this book was born during a panel session on Henri Lefebvre at the 2011 Congress of the European Sociological Association, during which researchers from Hungary, the UK, France, and Turkey presented their approaches on Lefebvrian concepts like ...

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Gülçin Erdi


Gülçin Erdi received her PhD in Sociology in 2006 from Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has served as Lecturer and Researcher at different universities in France and spent time as Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. She is currently a permanent CNRS Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Cities, Territories, Environment, and Societies (CITERES) at the University of Tours. Her research focuses on the analysis of contentious politics, spatial configurations, everyday resistance practices inside the city, and urban transformation. She has published articles in journals such as International Social Science Journal, Citizenship Studies, Cultures & Conflicts, and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Her book Altermondialistes en Turquie: Entre le cosmopolitisme politique et ancrage militant (Anti-global Movements in Turkey: Between Political Cosmopolitisme and Rooted Activism), based on her thesis, was published in 2011 by L’Harmattan in France.