Turkey’s Ever Present Past: Stories From Turkish Republican History

For more than nine decades, citizens of Turkey have argued over what “Turkey” is and what it means to be Turkish. Rather than give a particular answer, this collection of essays looks at various figures from modern Turkish history who have sought to define Turkey or pushed back against the definitions that others sought to impose on them. The protagonists of these essays include Rauf Orbay, a contemporary of Atatürk but ultimate enemy of the republic; Yilmaz Güney, an award-winning director and escaped convict; Kemal Kerinçsiz, an ultra-nationalist lawyer and, temporarily, convicted criminal; and Sait Faik, a dying author whose writing captured a fading Ottoman world.

Through the combination of these diverse (and often conflicting) perspectives, these essays offer a panorama of republican Turkey: how it was imagined; how those visions affected the lives of Turkish citizens; and how each generation has offered new definitions of what “Turkey” means.

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Kitabın Adı:

Turkey’s Ever Present Past: Stories From Turkish Republican History

Hazırlayan:

Reuben Silverman

Baskı tarihi

2015

Dizi Adı:

History - 127

Baskı Adedi:

100

Sayfa:

242

Ebat:

13.5 x 21 cm.

Kağıt:

Enso 70gr.

Kapak:

Bora Gürsoy

Cilt/Kapak:

300 gr. Mat, Amerikan, 4 Renk

ISBN/Barkod:

978-605-9022-47-7

Fiyat:

110,00 TL

İçindekiler

ABBREVIATIONS

 

PREFACE

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

PART ONE: THE EARLY TURKISH REPUBLIC (1923-1950)

 

1 / Ninety Years Since ...What? Framing the Birth of the Turkish Republic

 

2 / The Şükrü Kaya Problem

 

3 / Imaginary Community? The Kemalist Project and Its Alternatives

 

4 / Goodnight, Panco: Sait Faik's Final Stories

 

PART TWO: YEARS OF DEMOCRACY AND VIOLENCE (1950-1980)

 

5 / Mike Hammer and Sickle: Kemal Tahir and Making a Living in the 1950s

 

6 / Youth in Revolt Deniz Gezmiş, "The Turkish Che Guevara"

 

7 / In the Realm of the Ugly King: Yılmaz Güney in Art and Politics

 

PART THREE: TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION (1980 TO THE PRESENT)

 

8 / The Long Road: Mehmed Uzun and the Kurdish Struggle for Rights

 

9 / Ahmet Kaya: Witness to the Age

 

10 / Colonel Kırca's Secrets OHAL and the Legacy of Turkey's Dirty War

 

11 / In a Deep State: Kemal Kerinçsiz and Nationalism on Trial

 

12 / "Life Does Not Consist of Alcohol and Sex" Alcohol Bans and the Politics of Modernity in Turkey

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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