A Teacher, Agitator and Guide: Talebe Defteri and Formation of an Ideal Child (1913-1919)

This book will examine Talebe Defteri (1913-1919), one of the childrens’ magazines published in the late Ottoman period. This magazine focused mainly on the formation of an ideal child based on the ideas of nationalism and modernity. Nationalism became a popular idea in Ottoman society and among Ottoman intellectuals, especially after the Balkan Wars in which the Ottoman Empire was defated by some of the Balkan states which led to loss of much of its lands in the region. Nationalism was not just a popular idea but it was also put into practice through state policies. Therefore, one of the objectives of this book will be the analysis of the magazine through the filter of nationalism. With patriotic agitation, Talebe Defteri stimulated the nationalist feelings of readers and raised national consciousness. At the same time, it promoted militarism, heroism, patriotism and revenge. Besides the idea of nationalism, Talebe Defteri presented a perspective of modernity to its readers by supporting a modern education system and its methods, equality between men and women, the improvement of women’s social status, entrepreneurship, formation of a domestic bourgeoisie, development of a modern healthcare system, and promotion of modern methods in physical training. Also, it touched upon issues of morality which were based on bourgeoisie and national moral codes.


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Kitabın Adı:

A Teacher, Agitator and Guide: Talebe Defteri and Formation of an Ideal Child (1913-1919)

Yazan:

Atacan Atakan

Dizi Adı:

History-166

Baskı Adedi:

100

Yayın Yılı:

2016

Sayfa:

241

Ebat:

13.5 x 21 cm.

Kağıt:

Enzo 70gr.

Kapak:

Bora Gürsoy

Cilt/Kapak:

250 gr. Mat, Amerikan Bristrol, 4 renk

ISBN/Barkod:

 978-605-9022-88-0

Fiyat:

80,00 TL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

Historical Context

The Committee of Union and Progress and Social, Cultural and Ideological Developments

An Ideal Child in the Ottoman Empire and the Print Media

Methodology

CHAPTER I

THEORETICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

A History of Western Childhood

Nation and Nationalism

Academic Debates

Children and Nationalism

Children's Education and Nationalism

Children's Literature and Nationalism

Conclusion

CHAPTER II

CHILDREN'S MAGAZINES IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND TALEBE DEFTERİ

General Overview to the Ottoman Children's Magazines

Talebe Defteri

Purpose of the Magazine

Writers of the Magazine

Content of the Magazine

Education

Language and Literature

History

Geography

Science

Health

Morality

Economy

Announcements and Advertisements

Competitions

Conclusion

CHAPTER III

NATIONALISM AND TALEBE DEFTERİ

Which Nation: Ottomans or Turks?

Heroism

Patriotism

The Glorious Past

Militarism

Mobilization

War and Depiction of War

The Characteristics of Future Nationals

Illustrations

Nationalism through the Reading Culture

Conclusion

CHAPTER IV

TALEBE DEFTERİ AND SOCIAL ISSUES

Education

Gender

Entrepreneurship

Morality

Healthcare and Physical Education

Scouting and Youth Associations

Conclusion

CHAPTER V

CONCLUSION

APPENDIXES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX