Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

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chevron_rightLanguages and Cultures of the Middle and Far East

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 54 | Supplemento | 2018

Texts in Between Action and Non-Action. Genesis, Strategies, and Outcomes of Textual Agency
Supplement

Life Stories and Living Texts
The Political Use of Oral Sources in the Storytelling of Turkey’s Past

Carlotta De Sanctis
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
carlotta.desanctis@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/023

Submitted 06 Jul 2018
Accepted 24 Sep 2018

Abstract

This contribution deals with issues related to the use of oral sources in historical research carried out during times marked by high political tensions and it focuses on the case of contemporary Turkey. Storytelling implies selection and assembly, through which interviewees shape an image of themselves but also of their relationship with others and with the world. The purpose is to analyse the narrative potential of oral sources by examining a sample of biographical testimonies of left-wing intellectuals who actively contributed to the constitution of the ‘civil society’ during the 1980s. The selected interviews show how contemporary political events deeply affect the relationship with the past.

Keywords
Oral History. Contemporary Turkey. Interviews. New Social Movements.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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De Sanctis Carlotta

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Life Stories and Living Texts

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Journal Article

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en

dc.identifier.uri

http://doi.org/10.14277/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/023

dc.description.abstract

This contribution deals with issues related to the use of oral sources in historical research carried out during times marked by high political tensions and it focuses on the case of contemporary Turkey. Storytelling implies selection and assembly, through which interviewees shape an image of themselves but also of their relationship with others and with the world. The purpose is to analyse the narrative potential of oral sources by examining a sample of biographical testimonies of left-wing intellectuals who actively contributed to the constitution of the ‘civil society’ during the 1980s. The selected interviews show how contemporary political events deeply affect the relationship with the past.

dc.relation.ispartof

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

dc.relation.ispartof

Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-06

dc.dateAccepted

2018-07-06

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-09-24

dc.identifier.issn

1125-3789

dc.identifier.eissn

2385-3042

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Oral History

dc.subject

Contemporary Turkey

dc.subject

Interviews

dc.subject

New Social Movements

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