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Moral Thresholds of Outrage: The March for Hrant Dink and New Ways of Mobilization in Turkey
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS).
2018 (English)In: Conflict and society: Advances in research, ISSN 2164-4543, E-ISSN 2164-4551, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 40-57Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the social construction of moral outrage, interpreting it as both an extemporaneous feeling and an enduring process, objectified in narratives and rituals and permeating public spaces as well as the intimate sphere of social actors’ lives. Based on ethnography carried out in Istanbul, this contribution focuses on the assassination of the Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in 2007. This provoked a moral shock and led to an annual commemoration in which thousands of people—distant in political, religious, ethnic positions—gather around a shared feeling of outrage. The article retraces the narratives of innocence and the moral frames that make Dink’s public figure different from other victims of state violence, thus enabling a moral and emotional identification of a large audience. Outrage over Dink’s murder has become a creative, mobilizing force that fosters new relationships between national history and subjectivity, and de-reifies essentialized social boundaries and identity claims.

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2018. Vol. 4, no 1, p. 40-57
Keywords [en]
emotional practices, Hrant Dink, intimacy, memory, moral outrage, social boundaries, Turkey
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Social Anthropology
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-161790DOI: 10.3167/arcs.2018.040104OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-161790DiVA, id: diva2:1261276
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It is part of a Special Issue on the concept of Moral Outrage in social sciences.

Available from: 2018-11-06 Created: 2018-11-06 Last updated: 2018-12-04Bibliographically approved

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