In Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability and Political Violence in Turkey, UCLA Anthropology Professor Salih Can Açiksöz examines the relationship between masculinity and disability with the stories of disabled veterans of Turkey’s Kurdish war. By chronicling the everyday lives of these veterans, Dr. Açiksöz captures the complexity of the state’s role in shaping how the veterans’ political activism unfolds.
0:04 – Intro
0:52 – What is the main argument of the book?
3:43 – How does this book lead to a more nuanced account of the relationship between masculinity and disability?
7:47 – What do the disabled veterans’ lives tell us about their relationship to the state and their political activism?
10:51 – How is this book relevant to contemporary times? Why should it be read/assigned?
To learn more, check out Professor Açiksöz‘s book, Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability and Political Violence in Turkey.
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