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America and the making of modern Turkey : science, culture and political alliances

Author: Ali Erken
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2018.
Series: Library of modern Turkey, 34.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's government encouraged substantial American investment in education and aid. It was argued that Turkey needed the technical skills and wealth offered by American education, and so a series of American schools was set up across the country to educate the Turkish youth. Here, Ali Erken, in the first study of its kind, argues that these organizations had a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Erken
ISBN: 9781786723932 178672393X
OCLC Number: 1032810423
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Author Biography; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Research and Literature; 1. Science and Medicine: Pillars of Republic; The Rockefeller Foundation and Pioneersof Scientific Medicine; Advancing the Nation through Healthcare; Fellows and Projects after 1945; 2. Remedies of Underdevelopment; Technicians of Industrial Development: Robert CollegeSchool of Engineering and METU; Setting up the Framework for Turkish Education; Teaching of Science; 3. The Age of Experts; Business Development and Management Programmes in Turkey The Rockefeller Foundation and Social Sciences in TurkeyThe Birth of Area Studies; 4. Humanities and Westernisation; Islam in Turkey and the Creative Minority; Projects, Fellows and Turkish Westernisation; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Library of modern Turkey, 34.
Responsibility: Ali Erken.

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