Marijn Nieuwenhuis: Terror in the Air in Istanbul

Really interesting commentary over on the Society and Space open site on the use of tear gas in urban policing in Turkey. Stephen Legg has explored just this issue but in a different context. His is an investigation of the suppression of urban rioters in colonial Delhi, where tear gas was considered and trialled on the ‘grounds of humanity’ in the 1930’s. This and more in his brilliant book Spaces of Colonialism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007). PA

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