The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey

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Springer, Dec 9, 2004 - Social Science - 206 pages
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Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created, perpetuated, and acts to shape politics. Tracing how the ideology of militarism is maintained and its implications for ethnic and gender relations, she considers the challenges facing Turkey as it moves from being a plural to a pluralistic society.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 The MilitaryNation
11
Part 2 Military Service
59
Part 3 Militarizing Education
117
Epilogue
159
Notes
165
Bibliography
179
Index
195
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Ayse Gul Altinay received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University and is currently teaching at Sabanc? University in Istanbul. Her research and writing have focused on militarism, nationalism, violence, memory, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); co-author of Violence Against Women in Turkey: A Nationwide Survey (with Ye?im Arat, Punto, 2009, www.kadinayoneliksiddet.org/English.html), Torunlar ("Grandchildren", with Fethiye Çetin, Metis, 2009); and editor of Vatan, Millet, Kad?nlar (Ileti?im, 2000) and Ebru: Reflections on Cultural Diversity in Turkey, a photography project by Attila Durak (Metis, 2007, www.ebruproject.com). Her co-authored book with Ye?im Arat, Türkiye'de Kad?na Yönelik ?iddet (Violence Against Women in Turkey) was awarded the 2008 PEN Duygu Asena Award.