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Author: Vigen Galstyan

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

In: Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies

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: Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies
Author: Talar Chahinian

, 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

In: Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies
Author: Ayşan Sönmez

, 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

In: Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies

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 57 Ibid. the heyday and

In: Ottoman and Dutch Merchants in the Eighteenth Century

par- ticular way of living; for humans, this is often described as a political, social, thoughtful life. In Agamben’s usage then, bios refers to a life that involves social and political inclusion within a community, with the rights and privileges this entails (Agamben 1998:1). maintenance of social

In: Dilemmas of Attachment

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

In: Dilemmas of Attachment

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

In: Dilemmas of Attachment

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

In: Politics of Worship in the Contemporary Middle East

right to pursue a life 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

In: Dilemmas of Attachment