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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2009
... analyzes Islamization by studying the interactions between Islamists and the residents in a poor district in Istanbul. It demonstrates not only that the urban poor are indeed active in forming communities and subjectivities but also that their agency is shaped (and ultimately absorbed) by the Islamist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2010) 30 (3): 574–582.
Published: 01 December 2010
...G. Carole Woodall Istanbul of the 1920s evoked a period of transition and redefinition in the aftermath of World War I and the onset of the Turkish Republic (1923). Precisely, what position Istanbul would occupy as well as its constituents in the nascent republic was in flux. Debates around...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 154–169.
Published: 01 May 2008
... light on the impact of Ottoman reformist and constitutional movements in similar developments in Iran and the role of modernizing bureaucrats, merchants, ulema, and intellectuals in the diffusion of an alternative and indigenous modernist and constitutionalist ideology from Istanbul to Tabriz and the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2007) 27 (2): 283–302.
Published: 01 August 2007
... as seen be of1908–14.can press That cartoon Ottoman-language the in projected as empire ofgender and conjunctures the examine to center, Istanbul, imperial its subject and Ottoman Empire (redefi as the has than scholarship the in emphasis greater received has imperialism...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2015) 35 (2): 324–345.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Aslı Iğsız In 2010, the 1923 Greek-Turkish Population Exchange Museum opened its doors as part of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture (ECoC) project. Presented as the first migration-themed museum of Turkey, it is a site of cultural recollection focused on family histories. Yet the museum...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 245–261.
Published: 01 August 2017
... would also like to thank Zeynep Zeviner and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak for their assistance and Nurçin İleri for some valuable leads and comments. Special thanks to my friends On Barak and Liat Kozma for their insights. References Midhat Ahmet . Avrupa'da Bir Cevelan . Istanbul...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 280–298.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Nurçin İleri İleri's article explores the practice of lighting as a means of development of new spectacles and rise of surveillance in fin-de-siècle Istanbul. It focuses on how the concerns of Ottoman municipal and commercial authorities regarding prosperity and civility gave rise to more city...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 299–313.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal MacArthur-Seal's article explores how the Allied occupation of Istanbul between 1918 and 1923 revived and reshaped nightlife after a period of wartime privation. Soldiers and sailors sought in the nocturnal city to escape the military regimes governing their lives...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2014) 34 (1): 147–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Nurcin Ileri Assembling the complexities and problems associated with public order and security in fin-de-siècle Istanbul, Ileri’s article presents a brief institutional history of the modern police forces and provides a vivid picture of the everyday lives of police officers through interrogation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2013) 33 (1): 130–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kyle T. Evered “Wicked” Istanbul: The Regulation of Prostitution in the Early Turkish Republic Wyers Mark David Istanbul : Libra Kitap , 2012 312 pp., 35,00 TL (cloth) © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 BOOK REVIEWS The Nation Writ Small...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2014) 34 (1): 206–219.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Can Nacar In 1883, the Ottoman government granted a tobacco monopoly to a foreign company called the Régie. The Régie opened its largest factory in the Cibali district of Istanbul in 1884. Nacar’s study examines strikes and unionization efforts in the Cibali factory at the turn of the century. It...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 183–195.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on and is reproduced through Istanbul's urban geography; places and landscapes that represent a multiethnic tolerant past come to serve as evidence for what the Ottoman legacy represents. Second, while discourses of Ottoman tolerance are grounded in a local past, they are informed by, and thus...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2014) 34 (1): 191–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Istanbul. The state also wanted to facilitate agriculture and commerce. Apart from these general concerns, many aspects of the Trabzon-Bayezid road project related to local needs and demands rather than the central government’s desire to modernize the country. These needs gave rise to both...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 398–412.
Published: 01 December 2009
... nationalists to accept that one can be a Turk and a Christian at the same time. Based on eight months of ethnographic research among Turkish Christians in Istanbul and Ankara and discourse analysis of popular antimissionary literature in Turkey, it argues that the nature of the campaign against Christian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2011) 31 (3): 557–568.
Published: 01 December 2011
... elite philanthropy; the second is physical, readily discovered in the urban fabric of most Turkish cities, notably Istanbul. This article examines these legacies in order to analyze the nature of state building and society formation in modern Turkey from a new perspective. Both continuities and changes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2011) 31 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 December 2011
... century but also the musical lives of those Jews who remained in Turkey, the article elucidates continuities in Ottoman lines of transmission and interethnic music making to explain the performance of Maftirim in Istanbul today. It argues that it was through alternative patrons and civic spaces that...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2011) 31 (3): 615–630.
Published: 01 December 2011
... master and an apprentice. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Istanbul (during 2003 – 5), I examine contemporary interpretations of meşk as performances of history and memory directly engaged with musicians’ situatedness. Conflicting understandings of meşk within the distinctive discursive...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 149–163.
Published: 01 May 2011
... later canonized in Egyptian academia, so that Egypt's Ottoman history was defined as beginning in 1517 and ending in 1798. However, the vagaries of Egypt's relationship with Istanbul meant that this periodization was neither obvious nor uncontested. The purpose of this article is to compare evolving...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the republican Turkey of 1929, serves as an excellent opportunity, both for the play's author and for readers today, to consider the experience of transition from Ottoman past to Turkish national present from a new vantage point. The short story, about a tea party in 1922 Istanbul, betrays a similarly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2012) 32 (1): 57–69.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Damla Isik Based on ethnographic and archival research conducted at the headquarters of the non-governmental association Deniz Feneri [Lighthouse] Aid and Solidarity Association (DF) in Istanbul and its local branch in Izmir, Turkey, this article aims to add to the literature on accountability and...