ŞEHİR e-arşiv

The role of social memory in a heritage site:the case of Mevlanakapı neighborhood and the land walls

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dc.contributor.advisor Arlı, Alim
dc.contributor.author Doğusan, Zeynep
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-02T07:07:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-02T07:07:51Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-02
dc.date.submitted 2019
dc.identifier.other 000170400002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11498/56682
dc.description.abstract This thesis is based on a field research, on a unique urban case of an intertwinement of cultural heritage site with a traditional neighborhood, Mevlanakapı, at the center of Istanbul. Since 2014 the park project of Fatih Municipality within inner conservation zone of the land walls turned into a conflict between the settlers of the neighborhood and the municipality. The building of the park was possible by a renewal project on a settled part of the neighborhood, which will lead to demolishing the houses already there. The conflict between the sides have revealed a field of research of the meanings given to history and heritage, besides political applications. Yearslong experience in the neighborhood enabled the dwellers to come together against the demolition threat easily and show an alternative way of having a relationship with history, through social memory based on everyday experiences. The mechanisms of social and spatial identification of the dwellers are based on a relationship of everyday life practices with social memory. Everyday life features in the spatial setting of the land walls, lead to an original relationship with a heritage site on a local basis. These different experiences have allowed the inhabitants to have a heterogeneous imagination of the land walls compared to the great politically instrumentalized historical narratives. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Abstract ................................................................................................................... iv Öz ............................................................................................................................. v Acknowledgements ................................................................................................. vi Table of Contents ................................................................................................... vii List of Figures........................................................................................................... ix CHAPTERS 1. Introduction .......................................................................................................... 1 2. Theoretical Background ........................................................................................ 4 2.1. Scope of the Field of Social Memory .............................................................. 4 2.1.1. The Role of Memory in Social Identification ........................................... 6 2.1.1.1. Nostalgia as a Tool of Social Identification .................................... 10 2.1.2. The Role of Memory in Spatial Identification........................................ 13 2.1.3. Place Memory ...................................................................................... 15 2.1.3.1. Intimate Places of Memory ........................................................... 15 2.1.3.2. Urban Memory ............................................................................. 18 2.1.3.2.1. Performance of Sites of Memory........................................... 21 2.1.3.2.2. Gendered Differences in Remembering ................................ 23 2.1.3.2.3. Palimpsests of the City .......................................................... 25 2.1.3.3. Organization of Sites of Memory .................................................. 28 2.1.3.4. Organization of Heritage Sites ...................................................... 31 2.1.3.4.1. Museumuzation of Heritage Sites ......................................... 32 2.1.3.4.2. Erasing Locality ..................................................................... 33 2.1.3.4.3. Urban Heritage Sites ............................................................. 35 2. 1.4. Empowerment Role of Memory ........................................................... 36 3. Methodology ...................................................................................................... 40 4. Administrative Interventions to the Land Walls .................................................. 44 4.1. Renewal Projects on the Inner-Wall Neighborhoods.................................... 45 4.2. Commemoration of the Conquest of Istanbul .............................................. 48 4.3. Recreational Park Project in Mevlanakapı Neighborhood ............................ 51 5. Mevlanakapı Neighborhood Narratives ............................................................... 58 5.1. Neighborhood’s Physical and Social Circumstances ..................................... 58 5.2. Social Relations in the Neighborhood .......................................................... 61 5.2.1. Neighboring Practices: Ambiguous Borders .......................................... 65 5.2.2. Businnes Life in the Neighborhood....................................................... 68 5.2.3. Leisure Time in the Neighborhood ....................................................... 74 5.3. Sharing an Identity ...................................................................................... 81 5.3.1. Nostalgia of the Neighborhood: Good old Days .................................... 85 6. The Land Walls As A Neighborhood Place ........................................................... 89 6.1. Experiences of the Land Walls ..................................................................... 90 6.1.1. The Land Walls Experiences Changing By Age ...................................... 90 6.1.2. The Land Walls Experiences Changing by Gender ................................. 98 6.1.2.1 The Relationship Between The Land Walls and Safety ................. 102 6.1.3. The Landwalls and Businnes Relationships ......................................... 105 6.2. Various Imaginations on the Land Walls .................................................... 110 7. Relationship of History and Everyday Life ......................................................... 116 7.1. Relationship with the History of the Neighborhood ................................... 116 7.2. Relationship with the History of the Land Walls ........................................ 127 R eferences ............................................................................................................ 141 APPENDICES A. General Information of the Participants ....................................................... 150 B. In-depth Interview Questionnaire ................................................................ 152 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Collective Memory en_US
dc.subject Cultural Property en_US
dc.subject Fatih (Istanbul, Turkey) en_US
dc.subject Social Life--Turkey--Istanbul en_US
dc.subject Toplumsal Bellek en_US
dc.subject Kültürel Miras en_US
dc.subject Fatih (İstanbul, Türkiye) en_US
dc.subject Sosyal Yaşam--Türkiye--İstanbul en_US
dc.title The role of social memory in a heritage site:the case of Mevlanakapı neighborhood and the land walls en_US
dc.title.alternative Miras alanında toplumsal hafızanın rolü:Mevlanakapı mahallesi ve kara surları örneği en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department İstanbul Şehir University. Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Sociology. en_US


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