The State and the Subaltern
Authoritarian Modernisation in Turkey and Iran
By (author) Touraj Atabaki
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State and the Subaltern by Touraj Atabaki
Book DescriptionIn the 1920s Turkey and Iran faced political upheaval as both states attempted to find their routes to modernity. This is the first study to observe the practice of modernization in Turkey and Iran not only from above, by examining the measures adopted by the political regimes of the late Ottomans, Ataturk and Reza Shah, but also from below, exploring how different social levels contributed to the drive for modernity. It is a full and thorough analysis of how these societies reacted to reform and change. "The State and the Subaltern" offers a fresh perspective on the accommodation and resistance to modernization and the relation between the common people and the state in two Islamic societies during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a fascinating exploration of the history of subalterns - the rank and file of society - with specific reference to gender, ethnicity, industrial and non-industrial urban labour, rural labour, unemployment and the impact of immigrant labour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845113391
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Touraj Atabaki
Ottoman and Republican Turkish Labour History: Volume 17, Paperback (December 2009)
Examines Ottoman and republican Turkish social and labour history from the end of the nineteenth century to the early 1950s.
Iran in the 20th Century, Hardback (June 2009)View all books by Touraj Atabaki
Covers some of the leading themes of historiography of 20th-century Iran, including constitutional reform and revolution, literature and architecture, identity, women and gender, nationalism, modernism, Orientalism, Marxism and Islamism.
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Author Biography - Touraj Atabaki
Touraj Atabaki is Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Utrecht and Professor of the Social History of the Middle East at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.
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