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Sacrificial Limbs : Masculinity, Disability, and Political Violence in Turkey, Paperback / softback Book

Sacrificial Limbs : Masculinity, Disability, and Political Violence in Turkey Paperback / softback


Sacrificial Limbs chronicles the everyday lives and political activism of disabled veterans of Turkey's Kurdish war, one of the most volatile conflicts in the Middle East.

Through nuanced ethnographic portraits, Aciksoez examines how veterans' experiences of war and disability are closely linked to class, gender, and ultimately the embrace of ultranationalist right-wing politics.

Bringing the reader into military hospitals, commemorations, political demonstrations, and veterans' everyday spaces of care, intimacy, and activism, Sacrificial Limbs provides a vivid analysis of the multiple and sometimes contradictory forces that fashion veterans' bodies, political subjectivities, and communities.

It is essential reading for students and scholars interested in anthropology, masculinity, and disability.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 19 b-w images
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Disability: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9780520305304

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