Participation of Youth in the Building of a City as a Place of Belonging: Mythicalized Narratives About Trabzon and Trabzonspor Memory


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DOĞANAY G.

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES-SIYASAL BILGILER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.28, no.2, pp.207-235, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/siyasal.2019.28.2.0021
  • Title of Journal : ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES-SIYASAL BILGILER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-235

Abstract

If self is related to being in a place, it is a fact that narratives special to the self, have also occurred in a place. Therefore, understanding youth will be possible by analyzing the place experienced by them. Within the framework of this approach, this study focuses on how young people living in Trabzon transform the city into a place of social belonging. In Trabzon, young people build a sense of belonging to the city mostly through mythicalized narratives, past memories and places they have experienced on the basis of being Trabzonspor supporters. Trabzon provides an intense feeling of inner belonging for young people who experience it. This feeling causes them to feel safe in this place, which they consider as home.