Community formation under neoliberal urban transformation

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2022-6
Ergenekon, Elif Dila
This thesis main question is based on how the formulations of “community” have been taking shape under neoliberal urban transformation in the case of Çiğdem Neighborhood and Şirindere. It questions the meaning of community, how community formation under neoliberal urban transformation differs from traditional community formation. Within this scope, it explores to the reason why advanced marginalized groups as a social entity was born within neoliberal economy polices cannot be defines as “community”. The data is based on the observations and experiences of the researcher for 8 months long, and from the observations and experiences of five interviewees The main findings of the thesis display the formulations of “community” under neoliberal urban transformation have been shaped with reference to three main axes such as exclusionary mechanisms (boundary drawing), relational setting of belonging, within the agency. In addition, this thesis aims at contributing to further studies to explore the role of ‘“common spaces” on community formation under neoliberal community formation

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E. D. Ergenekon, “Community formation under neoliberal urban transformation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.