Mine Yıldırım

Junior Fellow

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
September 2013-Januar 2014

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Die Moderne aus der Perspektive urbaner Tiere: Dynamiken der Einengung, Ausgrenzung und Vernichtung streuneneder Tiere im Istanbul des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts«

My research aims at investigating multivariate logics and dynamics of urban modernization in the turn of the twentieth century Istanbul through the lens provided by the stray animals’ experience of modernity – disruption of multi-species composition of the urban space and culturally entrenched practices of protection, care and sheltering of the strays; distancing from emergent public sphere through several administrative and regulative practices of spatial re-organization and confinement to distinct spheres (by building of zoos, remaking of public gardens) that only allowed densely regulated encounters between the nascent urban public and »enclosed« animal otherness; and finally, extermination at the mass scale.rnFocusing on the stray animal exterminations (particularly those in Istanbul between 1908 and 1913) as key to unravel the entanglements of the spatial politics of modernity in the non-Western urban contexts; I aim to sort out the effective intertwinements of both human and non-human, visible and non-visible, material and symbolic dynamics, powers, logics and agencies that were simultaneously at work in the making of the modern urban space in Istanbul. (Mine Yıldırım)

Mine Yıldırım folgt einer Einladung von Rainer Forst (Professor für Politische Theorie an der Goethe-Universität und Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters »Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen« an der Goethe-Universität). Ihr Aufenthalt wird gefördert von der Alfons und Gertrud Kassel-Stiftung.

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Mine Yıldırım

Gegenwärtig promoviert Mine Yıldırım im Fach Politische Theorie an der New School for Social Research in New York.

Politische Theorie, Kritische Theorie, Umwelttheorie, Tierpolitik, Umweltgeschichte im Nahen Osten

Übersetzungen ins Türkische (Auswahl):
Michelle Campos: Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Twentieth-Century Palestine, Koc University Press (im Erscheinen 2013).

Slavoj Žižek: Ideolojinin Aile Miti (Family Myth of Ideology), Istanbul: Encore Publishing 2011.

Slavoj Žižek: Sanat ya da Konuşan Kafalar (Art or Talking Heads), Istanbul: Encore Publishing 2010.

Nancy Fraser: »Who Counts for Subject of Justice?«, in: Transeuropeennes, International Journal of Critical Thought, 30. März 2010.