Evren, Erdem

Bulldozer Capitalism

Accumulation, Ruination, and Dispossession in Northeastern Turkey

Berghahn, New York, Oxford, 2022

138 S.

ISSN/ISBN 978-1-80073-280-3

Set in the resource frontier of northeastern Turkey, Bulldozer Capitalism studies the rise and decline of an anti-dam/anti-displacement campaign and the political responses to other extractive projects that it helped to shape in its aftermath. The book shows that people can accommodate their own dispossession and displacement if they are directed to negotiate, invest in, and speculate on the destruction of their built environment and nature, and their material and immaterial bonds, wealth, and activities.