The Spaces of Confluences: The Vicissitudes of Ideology and Desire in the Public Places

Erişen, Serdar
This paper inherently focuses on the terrorism and its spatiotemporal recognition in public places in conjunction with the dynamic states of neo-liberal political strategies. 'Confluence' as a word implies the technique behind to read the fluxes of desire and hatred that are developed through the spatiotemporal experiences within the same environment that belong to different agents of societies. It is this conjunction of different identities and traditions that make the everyday life practice of public spaces legitimate, while, on the other side, the terrorism reveals the most relentless hatred against the cultural meaning of those spatiotemporal experiences either can be attributed to the modernist city space or to the traditionally valued touristic places.


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S. Erişen, “The Spaces of Confluences: The Vicissitudes of Ideology and Desire in the Public Places,” pp. 70–93, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: