Fragments of Culture by Ayse Saktanber
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Fragments of Culture
By Ayse Saktanber

Fragments of Culture

The Everyday of Modern Turkey

Edited by See other recent books by Ayse Saktanber See other recent books by Deniz Kandiyoti
Format: Paperback

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Fragments of Culture by Ayse Saktanber

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Writing from within the cultural landscape of modern Turkey, "Fragments of Culture" presents exciting new writing on the everyday, providing a corrective to the often skewed perceptions of Turkish culture engendered by conventional western critiques. From adjustments to religious identity as the Islamic veil becomes marketed as a fashion item to the media explosion of interest in Turkish transsexual lifestyle to the strained cross-class relations between comfortably-off apartment tenants and their more humble doorkeepers, "Fragments of Culture" focuses on the diversity of contemporary Turkish life. This book contributes to both modern Turkish studies and the scholarship and debates on cross-cultural perspectives in cultural studies in the Middle East.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860644276
ISBN-10: 1860644279
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 145mm x 27mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Ayse Saktanber

Deniz Kandiyoti is a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She is editor of 'Gendering the Middle East' (I.B.Tauris). Ayse Saktanber is a professor at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and is the author of Living Islam

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