Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781848134874 Published December 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848134867 Published December 2010 For sale in North and South America only

The New Cultural Climate in Turkey

Living in a Shop Window

Nurdan Gurbilek

The New Cultural Climate in Turkey

Nurdan Gurbilek

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224 pages | 5.0625 x 7.8125 | © 2011  
Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781848134874 Published December 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848134867 Published December 2010 For sale in North and South America only
The New Cultural Climate in Turkey is a beautifully written collection of essays by a leading Turkish intellectual. It presents a compelling analysis of cultural politics in Turkey, arguing that the dominant clichéd dualities of East/West and secular/sacred mask a reality of silence, repression and return. Gürbilek's keen analysis of radical changes following the 1980 coup demonstrates how two apparently contrary cultural strategies - one repressive and censoring, forcing abnegation, the other liberal and provocative, inviting assimilation - were roused to join in silent solidarity. Offering a sophisticated review of the culture, politics and literature in Turkey, this is the sole book in English that analyses the cultural aspects of modern Turkey in order to explore its place within global politics - a groundbreaking work.
Contents
Cultural Climate, Personal History
Living in a Shop Window
To be Named
Privation
The Return of the Repressed
Me Too
Death of the Stranger
Child of Agony
Bad Boy Turk
Bad Boy Turk II
'The Original Turkish Spirit'
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