ghetto on a hill, Kond lived its vibrant life, sealed-off as if in opposition to the orderly and metropolitan routine of the “developed” city center of Yerevan. Its dense web of back alleys, interconnected yards and unregulated, vernacular housing resisted the intervention of modern infrastructures, thus
Robson’s assertions. Armenians in the USSR’s smallest republic took to the streets in what turned out to be one of the largest demonstrations in Soviet history. Those protesters were motivated by the emergence of national and ethnic identities the Soviet empire had long tried to suppress – and not by a
, in anonymity, and against the current of forceful waves. Yet it would not have been an unfitting end to the story of struggle in the final decades of her life. Born in Constantinople in 1878, Yesayan rose to prominence early in her career and became a provocative voice among the Western Armenian
, and members of an Istanbul elite.
Gedikpaşa: Towards a Populist Modern Theater?
With its ensuing, formalized support of the Gedikpaşa Theater, the Ottoman government seems to have had two aims: first, to make European-style theater more accessible to the middle or lower classes living outside
had been behaving as honest merchants. a local
“effendi” told the dutch merchants that the last initiative of the locals
was motivated only by the offenses of Signor constantine. nevertheless,
the dutch learned that most of the notables of ankara were against the
the heyday and
ticular way of living; for humans, this is often described as a political, social, thoughtful life.
In Agamben’s usage then, bios refers to alife that involves social and political inclusion
within a community, with the rights and privileges this entails (Agamben 1998:1).
maintenance of social
to organize and worship in accordance with their own teachings. However,
many Christians see these forces as a threat to their social freedoms and to their
way of life, and as a denigration of their own position to that of a ‘tolerated pres-
ence’ in Palestine. This sense of vulnerability is
this plot of land into his own personal paradise, a garden filled with exotic
trees and plants, some of which are rarely found in this part of the world. After
a long and colorful life, he looks forward to an active retirement where he can
devote all his time to family and friends, visit relatives
been a central battle ground in the political power struggle between pro-
Islamists and the kemalist state elite. Like several other state organs, yÖk was designed
by the military in the aftermath of the 1980 coup in order to control university life. It has
until recently been a traditional
to pursue alife of enjoyment.
When masked men invade restaurants or cultural centers in Bethlehem tell-
ing people to leave the premises, those who attend such gatherings often expe-
rienced such crackdowns as unfounded and unjustified infringements on their
social freedoms, and as expressions