Law and Games of Justice in Northern Kurdistan

30 nov 2021

Bostan, Cansu

"Relying on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Amed, Northern Kurdistan, between April-September 2019, this presentation will explore different justice formulations and law’s changing responses and appearances. It will a) reveal the exclusions of the modern spatiotemporal boundaries of the nation-state, its law, and justice narrative of Turkishness, b) explore the subjective experiences forming justice aspirations in Northern Kurdistan and their translations into the experience-distant language of the state law, and c) trace the appearing and disappearing legal spatialities in Northern Kurdistan, beyond the state law."