Jean-François Pérouse on “Deconstructing the Gecekondu”

http://www.ejts.org/document195.html#ftn2

Full French Version: http://www.ejts.org/document117.html

Although I was only able to really understand the shorter English version of this text, I was happy to find some critical distance on the term “gecekondu” as it is used to describe the shanty towns in Istanbul.  For those of you that can read French, the full french text is also linked above.

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