THE SOCIAL STRUGGLE IN THE YENİ ÇELTEK COAL BASIN (1975-1980): SOURCES OF POLITICISATION IN SELF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

2022-12-23
Öztürk, Zeynep
The following research attempts to provide an explanation of both the causality of the labour and social struggle process that emerged in the Yeni Çeltek coal basin between 1975 and 1980 and to reveal its effects on its participants. The qualitative research method used to analyse this case is the use of fieldwork interviews and archival material. This study focuses on the labour processes and collective agency as sources of the movement. The analysis aims to show the process of political transformation in the conceptions of the struggle of the workers and more generally of the people of the basin. In this sense, it will be shown how solidarity and the pursuit of justice form the basis for the lower classes to build practices of self-governance in both the workplace and everyday life. The political stance of Devrimci Yol, which proposes struggles organised from below against locally felt problems, as opposed to traditional procrastinatory approaches, for ordinary people to become subjective agents, will be a source for understanding forms of politicisation.

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Citation Formats
Z. Öztürk, “THE SOCIAL STRUGGLE IN THE YENİ ÇELTEK COAL BASIN (1975-1980): SOURCES OF POLITICISATION IN SELF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.