From passion to laughter and back: four contrasting but compatible case studies



From participation to empowerment: Critical reflections on a participatory action research project with street children in Turkey
Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı (2006-01-01)
This paper is based on a three-year participatory action research (PAR) project conducted with children living and working on the streets of six Turkish metropolitan cities. We first examine how the dominant policy fails to acknowledge street children as actors in public space and review empowering methodology for working with street children. Second, we discuss the PAR methodology and how it facilitates meaningful participation by street children. Third, we consider how the project contributed to the inclu...
From opinions to images: towards asociology of affects
Baker, Ulus; Akşit, Bahattin; Department of Sociology (2002)
From globalization to empire : a critical evaluation of dominant meta-narratives
Mercan, Ali Serkan; Yalman, Osman Galip; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2007)
“Globalization” and “empire” are the dominant meta-narratives of 1990s and 2000s successively. The liberal perception/presentation of the former finds its expression in the claims of trans-(supra)-nationalization. In addition, the theoretical and pejorative usages of the latter, which has flourished since 9/11 attacks to the World Trade Center in New York are also based on similar claims of trans-(supra)-nationalization. However, these claims seem not convincing in a world in which nation-states secure thei...
From houses to house museums: architectural representation of different narrations
Günhan, Aslıhan; Savaş Sargın, Ayşen; Department of Architecture (2011)
The transformation of historic houses into house museums is not only a current issue within the field of museology, but also a new phenomenon for architecture. The deconstruction of the term “house museum” into “house” and “museum” and the meaning these terms acquire, have the potential to generate a new discussion in architecture. Besides being a physical dwelling unit, “house” will be interpreted as a domestic space where the inhabitants are able to personalize. A museum, on the other hand, will be approa...
From market places to place marketing spaces Changing inclusivity of evolving public spaces
Akkar Ercan, Zübeyde Müge (2005-07-07)
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D. Alpakın Martınez Caro, From passion to laughter and back: four contrasting but compatible case studies. 1998, p. 285.