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dc.contributor.authorÇınar, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaş, H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T13:45:41Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T13:45:41Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.issn0010-4175
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/38146
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the conception of nationhood developed by a political movement referred to as Ulusalclllk (nationalism), which emerged at the turn of the century. We focus on ways in which the Ulusalcl movement makes use of nation-building techniques to establish and propagate its own version of Turkish nationhood as one that is primordially secular and patriotic. This is expressed in its opposition to Islamism, Ottomanism, and what it sees as imperialist Western powers. We argue that the most significant technique Ulusalcl nationalists use to rebuild Turkish nationhood is a relocation of the nation's founding moment, from the official Kemalist one marked by the founding of the Republic in 1923 to the War of Independence fought against the European powers between 1919 and 1922. Our premise is that nationhood is ultimately the product of storytelling, and that the politics of nationhood involves the contentious production, dissemination, and negotiation of different stories and their corresponding founding moments. We analyze the story of Turkish nationhood told in the bestselling book Those Crazy Turks, which became the bible of the Ulusalcl movement. We argue that the Ulusalcl narration of Turkish nationhood interpellates a new national subject that is primordially secular, militaristically patriotic, and adamantly anti-Western. These are projected as essential qualities that must, at all cost, be upheld and defended against Islamist, Ottomanist, and Western powers that are conspiring to bring Turkey down. © 2017 Society for the Comparative Study of Society and History.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleComparative Studies in Society and Historyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0010417517000202en_US
dc.subjectAnti-imperialismen_US
dc.subjectAnti-Westernismen_US
dc.subjectFounding momenten_US
dc.subjectKemalismen_US
dc.subjectNational historyen_US
dc.subjectNationalismen_US
dc.subjectPolitics of nationhooden_US
dc.subjectSecular nationalismen_US
dc.subjectTurkish nationalismen_US
dc.subjectImperialismen_US
dc.subjectNation stateen_US
dc.subjectPolitical historyen_US
dc.subjectPolitical poweren_US
dc.subjectPower relationsen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectState buildingen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titlePolitics of nationhood and the displacement of the founding Moment: contending histories of the Turkish nationen_US
dc.typeReviewen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage657en_US
dc.citation.epage689en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber59en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0010417517000202en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US


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