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The Resource The Making of Modern Turkey : Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950, (electronic resource:)

The Making of Modern Turkey : Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950, (electronic resource:)

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The Making of Modern Turkey : Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950
Title
The Making of Modern Turkey
Title remainder
Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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�Ung�or, Ugur �Umit
Dewey number
956.102
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Oxford University Press, Incorporated
LC call number
DR590
Summary expansion
  • The eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire used to be a multi-ethnic region where Armenians, Kurds, Syriacs, Turks, and Arabs lived together in the same villages and cities. The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and rise of the nation state violently altered this situation. Nationalistelites intervened in heterogeneous populations they identified as objects of knowledge, management, and change. These often violent processes of state formation destroyed historical regions and emptied multicultural cities, clearing the way for modern nation states. The Making of Modern Turkey highlights how the Young Turk regime, from 1913 to 1950, subjected Eastern Turkey to various forms of nationalist population policies aimed at ethnically homogenizing the region and incorporating it in the Turkish nation state. It examines how the regime utilizedtechnologies of social engineering, such as physical destruction, deportation, spatial planning, forced assimilation, and memory politics, to increase ethnic and cultural homogeneity within the nation state. Drawing on secret files and unexamined records, Ugur Umit Ungor demonstrates that concernsof state security, ethnocultural identity, and national purity were behind these policies. The eastern provinces, the heartland of Armenian and Kurdish life, became an epicenter of Young Turk population policies and the theatre of unprecedented levels of mass violence
  • The eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire used to be a multi-ethnic region where Armenians, Kurds, Syriacs, Turks, and Arabs lived together in the same villages and cities. The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and rise of the nation state violently altered this situation. Nationalistelites intervened in heterogeneous populations they identified as objects of knowledge, management, and change. These often violent processes of state formation destroyed historical regions and emptied multicultural cities, clearing the way for modern nation states. The Making of Modern Turkey highlights how the Young Turk regime, from 1913 to 1950, subjected Eastern Turkey to various forms of nationalist population policies aimed at ethnically homogenizing the region and incorporating it in the Turkish nation state. It examines how the regime utilizedtechnologies of social engineering, such as physical destruction, deportation, spatial planning, forced assimilation, and memory politics, to increase ethnic and cultural homogeneity within the nation state. Drawing on secret files and unexamined records, Ugur Umit Ungor demonstrates that concernsof state security, ethnocultural identity, and national purity were behind these policies. The eastern provinces, the heartland of Armenian and Kurdish life, became an epicenter of Young Turk population policies and the theatre of unprecedented levels of mass violence
Label
The Making of Modern Turkey : Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950, (electronic resource:)
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OCM1bookssj0000657187
Dimensions
23.400 x 015.600 cm.
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unknown
Extent
328 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199655229
Other control number
9780199655229
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ill
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000657187
Label
The Making of Modern Turkey : Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000657187
Dimensions
23.400 x 015.600 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
328 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199655229
Other control number
9780199655229
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000657187

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