Turkey Beyond Nationalism: Towards Post-Nationalist Identities

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Hans-Lukas Kieser
I.B.Tauris, Dec 26, 2006 - History - 242 pages
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Turkey Beyond Nationalism explores the historical impact, both gains and setbacks, of Turkish nationalism in the 20th century and examines the conditions which have contributed to its evolution towards post-nationalism. The development of a liberal, multicultural society is particularly topical in view of Turkey's membership of the EU, as this has proved to be a vehicle of post-nationalist transformation in Turkey in the last few years. By thoroughly investigating the nationalist fabric of modern Turkey in the first half of the 20th century, this book casts a new light on the present challenges. It is an important contribution to a vivid international debate.
  

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Contents

Turkism and the Young Turks 18891908
3
An ethnonationalist revolutionary and theorist
20
Kemalism westernization and antiliberalism
28
The politics of Turkification during the Single
43
Depriving nonMuslims of citizenship as part
50
The exodus of Armenians from the Sanjak
57
Turkish Nationalism and the Donme
67
Defining the parameters of a postnationalist
85
genocide? At the roots of a discourse that
104
nationbuilding instrument of
136
Postnationalist semiotics? The emblem of
147
Turkeys fragile EU perspectives since the 1960s
167
The nonMuslim minorities and reform
175
Notes
200
Acknowledgments
235
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About the author (2006)

Hans-Lukas Kieser is a visiting Professor of Turkish and Ottoman history at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany, and a Privatdozent of Modern History at the University of Zurich. The other contributors include leading international historians, sociologists and political scientists from France, Germany, Switzerland, the USA,Turkey and Cyprus.

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