Bodily Responses to Everyday Life in A Black Sea Town: A Historical Ethnography of Women’s Ways of Moving [virtual]


Arzu  Öztürkmen (BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY)

This research explores how women narrate their bodily ways of knowing and their sense of movement in Tirebolu, a town in Eastern Black Sea,Turkey. The study attempts to focus on two dimensions of bodily memory. The first is the “movement” dimension, examining the domestic and public spaces in which Tirebolu women lived. The other dimension consists of the “bodily ways of knowing,” and examines how women perceived their body since their childhood and learned enacting in it through their youth and middle age. The study explores the domains of both movement and the body as situated in everyday life.

Part of 01-03 Song and Movement [hybrid], Thursday, October 13, 8:30 am–10:00 am