How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk

Brockett, Gavin D.

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2012. Paperback. Challenging established views about the development of a secular Turkish national identity, this history explores how the Turkish people used print media to incorporate their Islamic heritage into Turkish nationalism following World War II Num Pages: 312 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: CBWJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 154 x 229 x 19. Weight in Grams: 490. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780292744004

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Title: How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 2012
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Book Description University of Texas Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The modern nation-state of Turkey was established in 1923, but when and how did its citizens begin to identify themselves as Turks? Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkey s founding president, is almost universally credited with creating a Turkish national identity through his revolutionary program to secularize the former heartland of the Ottoman Empire. Yet, despite Turkey s status as the lone secular state in the Muslim Middle East, religion remains a powerful force in Turkish society, and the country today is governed by a democratically elected political party with a distinctly religious (Islamist) orientation. In this history, Gavin D. Brockett takes a fresh look at the formation of Turkish national identity, focusing on the relationship between Islam and nationalism and the process through which a religious national identity emerged. Challenging the orthodoxy that Ataturk and the political elite imposed a sense of national identity from the top down, Brockett examines the social and political debates in provincial newspapers from around the country. He shows that the unprecedented expansion of print media in Turkey between 1945 and 1954, which followed the end of strict, single-party authoritarian government, created a forum in which ordinary people could inject popular religious identities into the new Turkish nationalism. Brockett makes a convincing case that it was this fruitful negotiation between secular nationalism and Islam-rather than the imposition of secularism alone-that created the modern Turkish national identity. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780292744004

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