K. Murat Guney

K_Murat_Guney_PhotoTitle/Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Department/Faculty/Institution: Faculty of Environmental Studies & City Institute, York University
  Ph.D. (Anthropology) Columbia University; MA (Anthropology) Columbia University; BA (Sociology & Political Science) Bogazici University

MCRI Projects: Provide research and editorial support to prepare the edited publication Massive Suburbanization: (Re)Building the Global Periphery One Large Scale Housing Project at a Time for the MCRI Global Suburbanisms book series with University of Toronto Press.

Background: K. Murat Guney is a postdoctoral researcher at the City Institute at York University. His research interests include urban anthropology, anthropology of development, and political economy with a particular focus on the suburbs in the Global South. He conducted his dissertation research on the negative side effects of the rapid yet uneven economic development in Turkey through an ethnographic study on the chronic work accidents in Istanbul’s industrial suburb Tuzla. Currently he works on a new book project Massive Suburbanization: (Re)Building the Global Periphery One Large Scale Housing Project at a Time, of which he is co-editor, and also prepares for a new comparative research project on massive suburbanization in Istanbul and Toronto. Guney is the editor of the books Baska Dunyalar Mumkun (Other Worlds are Possible – Varlik, 2007) and Turkiye’de Iktidar’i Yeniden Dusunmek (Rethinking Power in Turkey, Varlik, 2009) and the political and cultural criticism journal, Davetsiz Misafir (the Uninvited Guest) http://www.davetsizmisafir.org

Research Interests: Urban Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, Critical Social Theory, and Political Economy,

Selected Publications:

Guney, K. Murat; Keil, Roger & Ucoglu, Murat (eds.) (forthcoming 2017) Massive Suburbanization: (Re)Building the Global Periphery One Large Scale Housing Project at a Time. University of Toronto Press

Guney, K. Murat; Ucoglu, Murat (forthcoming 2017). “City with no Boundary: Suburbanization as a Mode of Wealth Accumulation in Istanbul” in Suburban Governance under Scrutiny: Revisiting the Understanding of City Regions edited by Pierre Hamel, University of Toronto Press.

Guney, K. Murat (2015) “Ekonomi Kimin Icin Buyuyor? Turkiye'de Servet Bolusumu Adaletsizligi” (For Whom Does the Economy Grow? Wealth Inequality in Turkey). Report of the Research Institute on Turkey 

Guney, K. Murat (ed.), (2009), Turkiye’de Iktidari Yeniden Dusunmek, (Rethinking Power and Government in Turkey), Varlik Yayinlari (Varlik Publishing House), Istanbul

Guney, K. Murat (ed.), (2007), Baska Dunyalar Mumkun: Bilimkurgu, Siberpunk ve Siyaset (Other Worlds are Possible: Science-Fiction, Cyberpunk and Politics), Varlik Yayinlari (Varlik Publishing House), Istanbul