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Turkey's Engagement with Modernity
Conflict and Change in the Twentieth Century
 
 
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25 Feb 2010
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Turkey is at the core of many current intellectual and political debates. Questions about the future of secularism, the relationship between Islam and democracy and the future of the Middle East and Europe all touch upon Turkey. These debates can benefit greatly from substantive examinations of the political institutions of the Turkish Republic and the historical evolution of its society and culture in the twentieth century. Turkey's Engagement with Modernity brings together twenty-four leading scholars of Turkish Studies, who revisit Turkey's 'modern century.' The essays range from high politics and international relations to examinations of the intricate webs of social and religious networks, micro-histories, literature and music. Together they look at the successes and crises which the nationalist project created, and the instances of resistance and opposition it triggered. The book explores how the country was shaped in the image of the Kemalist project of nationalist modernity and how it was transformed, if erratically, into a democratic society where tensions between religion, state and society continue unabated.


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Turkey is at the core of many current intellectual and political debates. Questions about the future of secularism, the relationship between Islam and democracy and the future of the Middle East and Europe all touch upon Turkey. These debates can benefit greatly from substantive examinations of the political institutions of the Turkish Republic and the historical evolution of its society and culture in the twentieth century. Turkey's Engagement with Modernity brings together twenty-four leading scholars of Turkish Studies, who revisit Turkey's 'modern century.' The essays range from high politics and international relations to examinations of the intricate webs of social and religious networks, micro-histories, literature and music. Together they look at the successes and crises which the nationalist project created, and the instances of resistance and opposition it triggered. The book explores how the country was shaped in the image of the Kemalist project of nationalist modernity and how it was transformed, if erratically, into a democratic society where tensions between religion, state and society continue unabated.


Reviews

'...does exactly what it promises...[it] will undoubtedly become a textbook that will be addressed in many political science courses in Turkey, and around the globe... It must be stated that the volume is a valuable and inspiring contribution to the existing academic literature on Turkey and will surely find its place in the syllabi of aspiring scholars of Turkey.' - Turkish Policy Quarterly
 
 


Contents


Synopsis: Tensions of Modernity: Looking Back to a Century of Nationalism; K.Öktem
Introduction: Atatürk and Kemalism throughout the Twentieth Century; A.Mango
PART I: THE STATE, ITS POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The Ottoman Educational Legacy; B.Fortna
Genç Kalemler and Turkish Nationalism; M.Belge
Nation-Building and Feminism in Early Republican Turkey; Y.Arat
ISLAM, THE MILITARY AND THE STATE
Islam in the Service of the National and Pre-National State: The Instrumentalisation of Religion for Policy Goals by Turkish Regimes between 1880 and 1980; E-J.Zürcher
Transformation of Sufi-Based Communities in Modern Turkey: The Nakşibendis, the Nurcus, and the Gülen Community; E.Özdalga
Military and Politics in Turkey; F.Ahmad
INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY
The Turkish Grand National Assembly: New Challenges and Old Problems; E.Kalaycıoğlu
University Governance in Turkey; İ.Turan
Opportunities, Freedoms and Restrictions: Women and Employment in Turkey; Z.Kabasakal-Arat
Poverty, Social Policy and Modernity in Turkey; S.Ayata
Forgotten Campaigns: A History of Disease in Turkey; A.Halis Akder
TURKEY AS INTERNATIONAL ACTOR
Turkey and the Great Powers; H.Barkey
The Evolution of Turkish National Security Strategy; I.Lesser
Turkey's Engagement with Europe: A History of Mutual Management; N.Yurdusev
PART II: SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN FLUX
THE REPUBLIC IN ARTS
'Westernisation against the West': Cultural Politics in the Early Turkish Republic; O.Koçak
The Turkish Novel: From Model of Modernity to Puzzle of Post-Modernity; N.Esen
The Turkish Music Reform: From Late Ottoman Times to the Early Republic; E.Aracı
MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE
Fashioning the Turkish Body Politic; A.Yumul
'Two Faces' of the Press in Turkey: The Role of the Media in Turkey's Modernisation and Democracy; Ş.Alpay
Tensions between Rapid Commercialisation and Continued Ideological Control in the Turkish Media: The 1990s in Retrospect; A.Öncü
SOCIAL AND URBAN HISTORIES
From 'Cubic Houses' to Suburban Villas: Residential Architecture and the Elites in Turkey; S.Bozdoğan
Tin Town to Fanatics: Turkey's Rural to Urban Migration from 1923 to the Present; J.White
Oral History and Memory Studies in Turkey; L.Neyzi









 


Authors


KEREM ÖKTEM is Research Fellow at the European Studies Centre of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK.
 
CELIA KERSLAKE is Lecturer in Turkish in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and a Fellow of St Antony's College at the University of Oxford, UK.

PHILIP ROBINS is Lecturer in Politics and a Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK.