Negotiating Identities Use of Prayer Beads in Turkish Everyday



Negotiating identities: the use of prayer beads in everyday life in Turkey
Tönük Kruıthof, Damla; Işık, Figen (2012-3-19)
This paper issues how and why objects are used to negotiate identities in the course of daily life. Turkey, which is a socio-politically charged context that is formed of tensions between Islamic and secular groups, thus presenting a conflict between various distinct identities, is selected as the field of the study. Within this context, the use of a religious product group; prayer beads and their mechanical and digital variations, are studied to explore how identity discourse is reflected on the objects. T...
Negotiating Insider and Outsider Identities in the Field: "Insider" in a Foreign Land; "Outsider" in One's Own Land
Ergun Özbolat, Ayça (2010-02-01)
The authors present a self-reflexive and comparative account of their fieldwork experiences in Azerbaijan and Turkey to examine insider and outsider identities of researchers in settings that are neither unfamiliar nor fully familiar. It is argued that the researcher is often suspended in a betwixt-and-between position in the transformative process. This position is not necessarily a transitional one that leads to either the inclusion or exclusion of researchers by informants. Rather, the insider-outsider r...
Negotiating parent care among siblings
Con, Gülçin; Kalaycıoğlu, Hediye Sibel; Department of Sociology (2013)
This study aims to examine the arrangements of parent care by adult children. To understand how adult children divide and negotiate parent care tasks and responsibilities among themselves, an analysis based on not only interactions among siblings but also on some structural factors such as gender, socioeconomic status (SES) and family composition is employed. The care arrangements are expected to vary in different sibling groups depending on SES and family composition differences. In line with this expectat...
Negotiating Gatekeepers and Positionality in Building trust for Accessing the Urban Poor in the Global South
Ergun Özbolat, Ayça (2018-02-01)
Communicating corporate identity through form attributes and evaluating visual analogy of digital cameras
Çekceoğlu, Engin; Asatekin, Mehmet; Department of Industrial Design (2006)
The basic notion of this study is related with visual attributes of products which reflect the identity of the company as well as form and design consistency which is a factor forming corporate identity. The sub-notions of the topic are elaborated in the literature review. The efforts which aimed at finding out the distinguishing characteristics of products focused on certain sample products. Digital camera is selected for the field study. The objective of the study is to put evidence that firms can be dist...
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D. Tönük Kruıthof, “Negotiating Identities Use of Prayer Beads in Turkish Everyday,” 2012, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: