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The Resource The limits of westernization : a cultural history of America in Tukey, Perin E. Gürel

The limits of westernization : a cultural history of America in Tukey, Perin E. Gürel

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The limits of westernization : a cultural history of America in Tukey
Title
The limits of westernization
Title remainder
a cultural history of America in Tukey
Statement of responsibility
Perin E. Gürel
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a 2001 poll, Turks ranked the United States highest when asked: 'Which country is Turkey's best friend in international relations?' When the pollsters reversed the question--'Which country is Turkey's number one enemy in international relations?'--the United States came in second. How did Turkey's citizens come to hold such opposing views simultaneously? In The Limits of Westernization, Perin E. Gürel analyzes the complex local uses of the 'the West' to explain this unique split and its echoes in contemporary U.S.-Turkey relations. Using Turkish and English sources, Gürel maps Turks' reactions to the rise of the United States in the twentieth century. As Turkey transitioned from an empire to a nation-state, the country's ruling elite projected 'westernization' as a necessary and desirable force but also feared its cultural damage. Turkish stock figures and figures of speech represented America both as a good model for selective westernization and as a dangerous source of degeneration. Meanwhile, U.S. policy makers imagined Turkey first as the main figure of Oriental barbarism and then, during the Cold War, as a good representative for modernization theory. As the Cold War transitioned to the War on Terror, Turks rebelled against the new U.S.-made trope of the 'moderate Muslim.' Local artifacts of westernization--folk culture crossed with American cultural exports--and alternative projections of modernity became tinder for both Turkish anti-Americanism and resistance to state-led modernization projects. Gürel traces how ideas about westernization and America have influenced national history writing and policy making, as well as everyday culture and identities. Foregrounding shifting tropes about and from Turkey--a regional power that continues to dominate American visions for the "modernization" of the Middle east--Gürel also illuminates the transnational development of powerful political tropes, from 'the Terrible Turk' to 'the Islamic Terrorist'."--
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Gurel, Perin
Dewey number
327.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DR479.U5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in international and global history
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  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Turkey
  • Orientalism
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Orientalism
  • Turkey
  • United States
Label
The limits of westernization : a cultural history of America in Tukey, Perin E. Gürel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : good West, bad West, wild West -- Over-westernization. Narrating the mandate : selective westernization and official history -- Allegorizing America : over-westernization in the Turkish novel -- Under-westernization. Humoring English : wild westernization and anti-American folklore -- Figuring sexualities : inadequate westernization and rights activism -- Postscript : refiguring culture in U.S.-Middle East relations
Control code
985809904
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543965
Lccn
2016046840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40027171705
  • 10.7312/gure18202
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1006891
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985809904
Label
The limits of westernization : a cultural history of America in Tukey, Perin E. Gürel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : good West, bad West, wild West -- Over-westernization. Narrating the mandate : selective westernization and official history -- Allegorizing America : over-westernization in the Turkish novel -- Under-westernization. Humoring English : wild westernization and anti-American folklore -- Figuring sexualities : inadequate westernization and rights activism -- Postscript : refiguring culture in U.S.-Middle East relations
Control code
985809904
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543965
Lccn
2016046840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40027171705
  • 10.7312/gure18202
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1006891
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985809904

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