KADIN – A Young Turk Magazine in the Second Constitutional Period (1908-1909)

The Second Constitution intellectuals aimed to change not only the state but also the society. The Committee of Union and Progress saw women as the key to this change and decided to increase the public appearance of women as a sign of modernity, and to make public use of the female energy as an economic necessity. With the Declaration of Freedom, the image of “the ideal woman” as “a good Muslim, a good wife and a good mother” was imbued with “the creative woman” image who would raise the kids to “civilize” them with revolutionary principles such as “freedom, equality, justice, and fraternity.”

Thessaloniki, the political and cultural center of the Young Turks, was also the experimental region for women’s organizations through charity work. The most political of the three women’s magazines during the Second Constitution period was Kadın which started to be published in Thessaloniki. Kadın tried to redefine women’s public and private roles and duties, to cover the rhetoric of educating women and important political pointers.

The objective of this book is to demonstrate how the “Young Turk feminism” was shaped by the solidarist politics of the Committee of Union and Progress under the vestige of “conscientiousness” and “progress”. This book aims to investigate constructions, and discourses about the “Second Constitution Woman” and how women got involved in these polities. It also claims that the establishment of the identity of the “new woman” that started with the Tanzimat period reform movements and continued until the Republican period goes back to the Second Constitution period.

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Kitabın Adı:

KADIN – A Young Turk Magazine in the Second Constitutional Period (1908-1909)

Yazar:

Fatma Kılıç Denman

Dizi Adı:

History: 354

Yayın Yılı:

2020

Sayfa:

305

Ebat:

13.5 x 21 cm.

Kağıt:

Enzo 70 gr

Kapak:

Cevdet Mehmet Kösemen

Cilt/Kapak:

250 gr. Mat, Amerikan Bristol, 4 renk

ISBN/Barkod:

978-605-7884-90-9

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

Significance of the Topic

Methodology and Sources

Heart of Freedom: Thessaloniki in 1908

Young Turks: Conceptual Framework

Woman Question in the Modernization Era

CHAPTER II

KADIN AS A JOURNAL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF KADIN

The Mission and Philosophy

The Authors and Contributors

The content: Topics and messages

The Organizations: 'Cemiyet's and Clubs in Kadın

CHAPTER III

FROM 'MUHADDERÂT' TO 'NİSVÂN'; GENDERING THE POLITICS

Women Object or Agent: duties of women; 'vazîfe-i nisvân'

The Elitists and Femme de Chambers: 'kibâr's and 'hizmetçi's

Worlds Women in the line of East and West: womens' rights, feminism, Islam

How to Educate Woman? The project of 'terbiye-i medeniyye'

Generating the 'Perfect' Woman: economical, yet poignant

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX