Aesthetics of Displacement: Turkey and its Minorities on Screen

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Ozlem Koksal’s book focuses on the representation of minorities in Turkish cinema from a transnational perspective. The book examines recent filmic explorations of the three large minorities that disappeared from Turkey after World War I and with the establishment of Turkish Republic in the 1920s: the Greek, Jewish and Armenian minorities. The book also looks at films that depict a Muslim ethnic minority community, the Kurds, who were suppressed until the 1990s and found their cinematic representation in post-1990 cinema in Turkey. Koksal calls for the definition of a new ‘aesthetics of displacement’ through the selection of post-1990 transnational films on Turkish minorities that focus on remembering the moves from the home of the past to the home of the present.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
JournalMemory Studies
Issue number2
Early online date12 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished online - 12 Feb 2017


  • memory
  • diaspora
  • Kurds
  • Armenians
  • Greeks
  • minorities


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