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Title:
Nostalgia Spaces of Consumption and Heterotopia: Ramadan Festivities in Istanbul
Author:
Defne Karaosmanoglu: Bah├žesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.10216283
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Year:
2010
Volume:
2
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Pages:
283-302
No. of pages:
20
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Published:
2010-06-11


Contemporary city cultures are often defined in relation to the processes of late-capitalism and commodification. Today, in various parts of the world, the previously dominant industrial cities have been replaced by cities of consumption (Urry 1995: 123). Cities are treated as sites for representation, masquerade and sociability (Featherstone and Lash 1999: 3). National and religious celebrations and culinary festivals are parts of the dynamism of city life where nostalgia becomes a marketing strategy. This article looks at the nostalgia industry in the contemporary city of Istanbul in connection to the Ramadan festivities and iftar tables as everyday spaces of spectacle and consumption. It examines the ways in which the Ramadan space is articulated in everyday practices not only as a site of spectacle formed by both global and local discourses, but also as a form of sociability that brings people together.

Keywords: Ramadan festivities; nostalgia spaces; Istanbul; spaces of consumption; spaces of sociability

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, Article 16, 2010
Author:
Defne Karaosmanoglu
Title:
Nostalgia Spaces of Consumption and Heterotopia: Ramadan Festivities in Istanbul
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.10216283
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    , Article 16, 2010
    Author:
    Defne Karaosmanoglu
    Title:
    Nostalgia Spaces of Consumption and Heterotopia: Ramadan Festivities in Istanbul
    DOI:
    10.3384/cu.2000.1525.10216283
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