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Naming and Nation-building in Turkey

The 1934 Surname Law

Authors: Türköz, Meltem

  • Provides the only comprehensive academic study of the Turkish Surname Law and its reception
  • Challenges the official accounts of the Kemalist reforms and reveals how these reforms were received and reframed in everyday life by diversegroups, including non-Muslim minorities 
  • Appeals to anthropologists, legal scholars, political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in the formation of the modern Middle East 
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About this book

This book examines how the Turkish Surname Law of 1934 was adopted and reframed in diverse social contexts at a time of top down nationalism. Through historical ethnography, the author explores the genesis of the law, its drafting in parliament, the Turkish Language Reform, and its reception. The project draws from an oral historical narrative, official parliamentary and registry documents, and popular media.


About the authors

Meltem Türköz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Işık University, Turkey.

Buy this book

Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57633-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95415-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Naming and Nation-building in Turkey
Book Subtitle
The 1934 Surname Law
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57633-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95415-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 213
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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