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Turkey is in the midst of a wide-ranging reform of historic proportions, the most profound reorganization and restructuring of institutions and practices since the foundation of the Republic in 1923. These reforms, inspired and guided by the country's EU integration, are multifaceted but can be summarized as liberalization of economy, politics and society. While capitalist penetration and privatization are obvious features of the reform, its techniques, kinds of knowledge and objects, as well as its reflexive aspects - the ways in which it studies itself unfolding - have not been sufficiently conceptualized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalAnthropology Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


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