Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

BUILDING MODERN TURKEY: STATE, SPACE AND IDEOLOGY IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC. Zeynep Kezer. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. Culture, Politics and the Built Environment. 344 pp. with 92 ills. 26 x 18 cm. LC 2015-37814 ISBN 9780822963905 In English.
Publisher's description: Building Modern Turkey offers a critical account of how the built environment mediated Turkey's transition from a pluralistic (multiethnic and multireligious) empire into a modern, homogenized nation-state following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. Zeynep Kezer argues that the deliberate dismantling of ethnic and religious enclaves and the spatial practices that ensued were as integral to conjuring up a sense of national unity and facilitating the operations of a modern nation-state as were the creation of a new capital, Ankara, and other sites and services that embodied a new modern way of life. The book breaks new ground by examining both the creative and destructive forces at play in the making of modern Turkey and by addressing the overwhelming frictions during this profound transformation and their long-term consequences. By considering spatial transformations at different scales -- from the experience of the individual self in space to that of international geopolitical disputes -- Kezer also illuminates the concrete and performative dimensions of fortifying a political ideology, one that instills in the population a sense of membership in and allegiance to the nation above all competing loyalties and ensures its longevity.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Turkey — 1900-1945 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 168457
Paperbound $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.