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Feeding Istanbul

ÖzU Gastronomy faculty Candan Turkkan’s new book  “Feeding Istanbul” explores how the notion of “provision”  as one of the tools of power has transformed over the  centuries in this region with its unique economic policy and  examines the social and political consequences it has created. 

Tracing how the sovereign’s duty to provision the city and  protect his subjects from hunger was gradually transferred to  the market and became a responsibility of the subjects (later,  citizens) alone, Feeding Istanbul makes a compelling case  for situating food politics, and politics of urban provisioning  in particular, at the center of the way we think about the  relationship between the sovereign and the political community.