Tag: Kaya Genç
The White CenterBy Kaya Genç
While neighborhoods are being redeveloped, their histories are being used to advertise their future. History has become a marketing tool. Make use of the past and create the future with it: this is familiar for a country whose national ideology is built on an endless cycle of self-invention.
Istanbul’s Wandering SongbirdsFebruary 2016
Street vendors are outlaws by definition.
Kaya Genç: Windows in the House of HistoryNovember 2014
Hilary Mantel’s The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher offers the same lesson to matter public and private: it could always have been otherwise.
Kaya Genç: The Keys to the KingdomOctober 2014
In his new book, Owen Jones doesn’t convince with his conspiratorial theory of a neoliberal British Establishment, but he makes a vivid case for the disastrous effects of that ideology.
Kaya Genç: Turkey’s Unofficial ReferendumAugust 2014
On Sunday, Turkey will elect a president by direct popular vote for the first time, choosing between drastically different visions for their political system.
Kaya Genç: The Self-Inventions of ModernityMarch 2014
On Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar's great satire of Turkish modernization, The Time Regulation Institute.
Kaya Genç: The Political Color WheelNovember 2013
In Turkey, different colors have long been associated with particular beliefs. Most recently, a rainbow coalition has spread across the country.
Kaya Genç: Ian McEwan’s Sweet ToothNovember 2012
McEwan's new novel raises questions of artistic independence.
Kaya Genç: Our Grand Young FilmmakerJune 2012
Memories of director Seyfi Teoman, whose two feature films drove Turkish film for two decades.
Kaya Genc: Conrad’s First Novel & His Personal RecordFebruary 2012
|It’s about time to revive the great modernist’s digressive autobiography about language and writing.|