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Bulldozer Capitalism: Accumulation, Ruination, and Dispossession in Northeastern Turkey

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Bulldozer Capitalism

Accumulation, Ruination, and Dispossession in Northeastern Turkey

Erdem Evren

158 pages, 8 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-280-3 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Published (May 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-474-6 eBook

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“The book offers a powerful contribution to the anthropological and political economy literature focused on infrastructure, construction, and financialization. Its clarity and concise prose makes it accessible to both specialists and undergraduates alike. It is captivating and insightful—I found myself haunted by some of its ethnographic descriptions and I could not stop reading it.” • Fabio Mattioli, University of Melbourne


Set in the resource frontier of northeastern Turkey, Bulldozer Capitalism studies the rise and decline of an anti-dam/anti-displacement campaign and the political responses to other extractive projects that it helped to shape in its aftermath. The book shows that people can accommodate their own dispossession and displacement if they are directed to negotiate, invest in, and speculate on the destruction of their built environment and nature, and their material and immaterial bonds, wealth, and activities.

Erdem Evren is a political and economic anthropologist living in Berlin. His recent publications consider the links between extraction, sovereignty and violence.

Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologySociology
Area: Middle East & Israel


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