Kemalist modernleşmenin adab-ı muaşeret romanları :popüler aşk anlatıları
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Popular romances of the Republican Period, which are ignored while discussing the reverberations of the period of national construction, are deemed to be the texts relating the civic interpretation of the Kemalist modernization movement. In this sense, popular romances serve as pilots in the civic mobilization as the texts based on the most stylized interpretation of the “occidental rules of good manners” which are indispensable to lead the way to the creation of the civilized nation. The objective of this thesis is to examine the account of civilization resulting to be different from the interpretation of the canonic literature departing from Norbert Elias’s theory of civilization and the descriptions of the occidental genre of the Novel of Manners. The titles to be tackled as the Novel of Manners of the Kemalist modernization are You and I (1933), The Thunder of Love (1935) and The Endless Night (1938) by Muazzez Tahsin Berkand, Funda (1939) and Is That My Sin? (1939) by Kerime Nadir and Nedret (1938) by Güzide Sabri.