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Rethinking modernity and national identity in Turkey

Author: Sibel Bozdoğan; Reşat Kasaba
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1997.
Series: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
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The essays in this book are the first attempt to examine the Turkish experiment with modernity from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, encompassing the fields of history, the social sciences, the humanities, architecture, and urban planning. The contributors offer a fresh, balanced understanding of dilemmas now facing not only Turkey but also many other parts of the Middle East and the world at large.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sibel Bozdoğan; Reşat Kasaba
ISBN: 0295975970 9780295975979
OCLC Number: 36066065
Description: xi, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Kemalist certainties and modern ambiguities / Reşat Kasaba --
Whither the project of modernity? Turkey in the 1990s / Çaǧlar Keyder --
Modernization policies and Islamist politics in Turkey / Haldun Gülalp --
Projects as methodology : some thoughts on modern Turkish social science / Şerif Mardin --
The quest for the Islamic self within the context of modernity / Nilüfer Göle --
The project of modernity and women in Turkey / Yeşim Arat --
Gendering the modern : on missing dimensions in the study of Turkish modernity / Deniz Kandiyoti --
The predicament of modernism in Turkish architectural culture : an overview / Sibel Bozdoǧan --
Once there was, once there wasn't : national monuments and interpersonal exchange / Michael E. Meeker --
Silent interruptions : urban encounters with rural Turkey / Gülsüm Baydar Nalbantoǧlu --
Arabesk culture : a case of modernization and popular identity / Meral Özbek --
The Turkish option in comparative perspective / Ernest Gellner --
Modernizing projects in Middle Eastern perspective / Roger Owen --
Finding the meeting ground of fact and fiction : some reflections on Turkish modernization / Joel S. Migdal.
Series Title: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Responsibility: edited by Sibel Bozdoğan and Reşat Kasaba.

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The essays in this book are the first attempt to examine the Turkish experiment with modernity from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, encompassing the fields of history, the social sciences, the humanities, architecture, and urban planning. The contributors offer a fresh, balanced understanding of dilemmas now facing not only Turkey but also many other parts of the Middle East and the world at large.

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