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The Factory: Fabricating the State

Alexander, Catherine



This article considers the Turkish State’s use of the built environment to mould behaviour and how local practices modify such architectonic command sequences. Specifically, the Turkish Sugar Corporation from its inception to the present day is analysed, through the prism of the architecture of factory compounds. Through the fourfold structure of ‘form’, ‘practice’, ‘building’ and ‘setting’, the changing relationship between Republican centralist ideology and local practice is monitored. Local forms of architecture are analysed to suggest not only their practical appropriateness, but also as alternatives to the common equation of body and house.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 31, 2000
Deposit Date Feb 12, 2021
Journal Journal of Material Culture
Print ISSN 1359-1835
Publisher SAGE Publications
Volume 5
Issue 2
Pages 177-195
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