Besim Can Zırh

Besim Can Zırh
Middle East Technical University | METU · Department of Sociology

PhD

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18 Research Items
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Introduction
Besim Can Zırh currently works at the Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University. Besim does research in Visual Sociology, Urban/Rural Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. Their most recent publication is 'Alevi-Olmayan Bir Araştırmacı Olarak Alevilik Üzerine Çalışmak: Göç-Mekânda Ama Evde Çok-Alanlı Etnografi'.
Additional affiliations
February 2003 - September 2006
Middle East Technical University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2006 - April 2012
University College London
Field of study
  • Anthropology
September 2002 - June 2005
Middle East Technical University
Field of study
  • Political Science and Public Administration
September 1998 - June 2002
Middle East Technical University
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (24)
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Dersim refers to a large cultural geography in the Eastern part of Anatolia, where Zazaki-speaking Alevis live. In the wake of a harsh and inequitable military campaign conducted during the years 1937–1938 to assimilate Zazaki Alevis into a newly emerging republican national body, the name became a metaphor for distress and concealment. The Turkish...
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This book explores the struggles of Alevis for recognition and representation in Turkey and the diaspora. It examines how Alevis mobilize against state practices and claim their rights, while at the same time negotiating how they define themselves. The authors offer a conceptual framework to study minorities by looking at both structural and agency...
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URBAN POLITICS AND THE WORK AND LABOUR PROCESSES OF ARCHITECTURE: SURVEY RESEARCH WITH YOUNG ARCHITECTWORKERS IN TURKEY Among the actors of architectural production, architect-workers are increasingly facing neoliberal urbanization and its socio-ecological consequences, and they are also exposed to exploitative work and labour conditions. In this a...
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As the Covid-19 epidemic intensified globally, countries began to implement quarantine measures one after the other starting from mid-March. According to the United Nations, 60 thousand decisions were made concerning travel and mobility restrictions in many countries. These decisions cause many difficulties that aggravated conditions under the pand...
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Bu kitap değerlendirmesi Thomas Faist’ın 2018 yılı sonunda basılan Ulus-aşırılaşan Toplum Sorunu: 21. Yüzyılda Göç ve Toplumsal Eşitsizliklerin Siyaseti çalışmasını Türkçe okura tanıtmak üzere kaleme alınmıştır. İçinde bulunduğumuz KOVİD-19 salgını döneminde tabandan uluslararası (mevsimlik) göç hareketliliklerinin küresel ekonomik sistem açısından...
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ILO Türkiye tarafından desteklenen bu hızlı değerlendirme araştırması Mart-Nisan 2020 aylarında mevsimlik gezici tarım işçiliğinde hâlihazırda çalışanlar ve göç sürecine katılanların durumunu anlamaya, sürecin nasıl gelişeceğini değerlendirmeye ve darboğazların nasıl aşılabileceğine odaklanmıştır. http://www.ka.org.tr/ *** EXECUTIVE SUMMARY http://...
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Bu kitabın yazılma amacı üç nedenden oluşmaktadır. Birincisi, genelde sosyal bilimler özelde ise eğitim bilimleri alanındaki araştırmacıların eylem araştırması yöntemini kendi araştırmalarında kullanabilmeleri için kaynak ihtiyacını gidermektir. İkincisi eylem araştırmasının Türkiye’de yaygınlaştırılmasını sağlamak ve araştırma yöntemlerine çeşitli...
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The Alevis are a difficult group to define. The definition I prefer is that the Alevis form the second largest community of belief after the Sunni Muslims in Turkey. This definition involves a few linguistic acrobatics. First, it allows me to avoid employing the term religion, simply because the Alevis themselves prefer to use the word belief, usua...
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This assessment is an attempt to amplify the voice of the Syrian women and girls living in Turkey, to express their lived experiences and perceptions about the challenges that they face and how they overcome them. It aims to identify and map the needs of Syrian women and girls in Turkey to inform policy and programming to support Syrian women and g...
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This paper aims to contribute to a debate on the ethnographic methodology from a multi-sited research I conducted among my nationals at-home-abroad. During the 1980s, debates on this newly emerging research position, commonly known as, “anthropology at home,” became institutionalized and this issue inevitably lead to reconsideration of the knowledg...
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“Still-Specters”: Reified Images of Our Unofficial History Abstract: This anecdotal essay focuses on the author’s experience of homecoming by mak-ing a habit of collecting vernacular photographs, popularly known as “still-specters” in Turkish, in his regular visits to the Cebeci Flea-market. During this period of collecting, he developed an underst...
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Life-cycle rituals such as weddings and funerals vigorously stimulate transnational engagements among immigrant communities. On the basis of a two-year multi-sited ethnographic research project among Alevi immigrant communities in Europe, this article approaches the process of ‘revival’, by which Alevism has evolved from a locally invisible to a tr...
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Do the current changes of both geographical and symbolic boundaries lead to the emergence of a world society? How do transnational migration, communication and worldwide economic and political networks manifest themselves in globalised modernity? This book presents innovative contributions to transnationalisation research and world society theory b...
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This thesis analyses the concept of transnationalism as a newly emerging approach in the field of international migration. This study aimed to try to understand the context of the emergence of this new approach in relation with changing global context. Additionally, this study also aimed to analyse functions of the concept of transnationalism as a...

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