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Becoming Turkish
Nationalist Reforms and Cultural Negotiations in Early Republican Turkey, 1923-1945

Hale Yιlmaz

Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3467-6    |    2016

Cloth $39.95s    |    978-0-8156-3317-4    |    2013

ebook 978-0-8156-5222-9

Deepens our understanding of the modernist nation-building processes in post–Ottoman Turkey through the perspective of ordinary citizens.

"All those who wish to understand the history of modern Turkey will read the book with pleasure."—International Journal of Turkish Studies

"By extending the scope of existing studies, by adding nuance and complexity, and above all by shifting the focus of inquiry from state to society, [Yιlmaz] significantly enhances our understanding of this seminal period of radical reform, social engineering, and national identity construction."—American Historical Review

"This richly researched book makes an important contribution to the social history of early republican Turkey."—International Journal of Middle East Studies

"An invaluable resource for historians of the Turkish Republic for some time to come."—Middle East Journal

"Yιlmaz’s intricate narrative not only helps to broaden our understanding of twentieth-century Turkey; it also provides an original and dynamic perspective on the problems of modernity in general."—Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"Adds important nuance to scholarship on the Kemalist reforms and the societal constraints that framed them. It also offers useful insight for scholars interested in broader questions about modernist reform efforts in the Middle East."—Canadian Journal of History

"Most impressively, she conveys a sense of the dynamic, contested, and indeterminate quality of the efforts to ‘civilize’ and homogenize Turkish citizenry, which also contributes to a much more realistic portrayal of the complexities of contemporary Turkish society. Recommended."—Choice

  Becoming Turkish

  Hale Yιlmaz is associate professor of history at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her work has appeared in the International Journal of Middle East Studies and Toplumsal Tarih, as well as in the edited volumes Women’s Memory: The Problem of Sources and Transcultural Localisms: Responding to Ethnicity in a Globalized World.

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6 x 9, 352 pages, 26 black-and-white illustrations, notes, bibliography, index

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