Migration asMovement andMultiplace Life: Some Recent Developments in Rural Living Structures in Turkey

Ozturk M., Hilton A., Jongerden J.

POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE, cilt.20, sa.4, ss.370-388, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/psp.1828
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.370-388


Discussing recent trends and developments in migration and mobility affecting what may be referred to as a reconstitution' of villages, this paper discusses the changing character of rural settlement and settlement patterns in Turkey today. The binary division of rural and urban is questioned through a dialectical/relational approach to settlement formation, while settlement is defined by relation to (human) movement, itself understood as incorporating the modalities of migration and mobility. By focusing on the socio-economics of increasing affluence, the advance of capital generally, and the introduction of neoliberalism into agriculture in particular, a number of contemporary rural-oriented (migratory/mobility) movements and living structures' are investigated, which, taken together, suggest a growing development of dual settlement' and multiplace hybrid' life. The paper concludes with a typology of villages and some thoughts on the theoretical implications of this study. Copyright (c) 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.