I will focus on the story of Ali, a transgender activist friend, who was fighting against transphobia, his illness, and eventual death — during the 2013 public uprisings in Istanbul. Focusing on both the historic moment and this personal story, I ask: what happens when bodies assemble to protest, resist, and lay claim to an-other vision of liveable death, as well as life?
Keywords: Biopolitics; Transgender men; Gezi movement, Turkey 2013; Queer activism; LGBT people; Death; Memory ; Trauma; Displacement
Title
Claims of Existence between Biopolitics and Thanatopolitics
Author(s)
Eirini Avramopoulou
Identifier
DOI Target
Description
I will focus on the story of Ali, a transgender activist friend, who was fighting against transphobia, his illness, and eventual death — during the 2013 public uprisings in Istanbul. Focusing on both the historic moment and this personal story, I ask: what happens when bodies assemble to protest, resist, and lay claim to an-other vision of liveable death, as well as life?
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Place
Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2017
Subject
Biopolitics
Transgender men
Gezi movement, Turkey 2013
Queer activism
LGBT people
Death
Memory
Trauma
Displacement
Rights
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This version is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Harvested
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Language
en-GB
short title
Claims of Existence
page start
67
page end
84
Source
De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 67–84
Bibliographic Citation
Eirini Avramopoulou, ‘Claims of Existence between Biopolitics and Thanatopolitics’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 67–84 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_04>
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application/pdf

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Cite as: Eirini Avramopoulou, ‘Claims of Existence between Biopolitics and Thanatopolitics’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 67–84 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_04>