A Social History of Late Ottoman Women: New Perspectives (Ottoman Empire & its Heritage 54)

A Social History of Late Ottoman Women: New Perspectives (Ottoman Empire & its Heritage 54)

By: Anastasia Falierou (editor), Duygu Koksal (editor)Hardback

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In A Social History of the Late Ottoman Women: New Perspectives, Duygu Koeksal and Anastasia Falierou bring together new research on women of different geographies and communities of the late Ottoman Empire. Making use of archives, literary works, diaries, newspapers, almanacs, art works or cartoons, the contributors focus particularly on the ways in which women gained power and exercised agency in late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey. The articles convincingly show that women's agency cannot be unearthed without narrating how women were involved in shaping their own and others' lives even in the most unexpected areas of their existence. The women's activities described here do not simply reflect modernizing trends or westernizing attitudes-or their defensive denial. They provide an array of local responses where `the local' can never be found (and should never be conceptualized) in its initial, unchanged, or authentic state.

About Author

Duygu Koeksal, Ph. D (1996), University of Texas at Austin, is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bogazici University, The Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History. She has published several articles in Turkish and in English on the culture, art and literature of Turkey's early Republican era and on politics of gender in Turkey. Anastasia Falierou, Ph. D. (2012), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, is a lecturer at University of Athens, Department of Turkish and Modern Asiatic Studies. She has published many articles on Turkish nationalism, gender relations during the Young Turk era, and on the clothing of patterns of late Ottoman and early Republican women.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication Acknowledgement List of Illustrations Introduction Duygu Koeksal, Anastasia Falierou PART I: Women as Economic Actors: Class, Work and Social Issues Theater as Career for Ottoman Armenian Women, 1850 to 1910 Hasmik Khalapyan Searching for Women's Agency in the Tobacco Workshops: Female Tobacco Workers of the Province of Selanik E. Tutku Vardagli Working From Home: Division of Labor Among Female Workers of Feshane in Late Nineteenth Century Istanbul M. Erdem Kabadayi PART II: Education for Life: Schools, Associations and Curricula The Limits of Feminism in Muslim-Turkish Women Writers of the Armistice Period Elif Ikbal Mahir Metinsoy Between Two Worlds: Education and Accultration of Ottoman Jewish Women Rachel Simon Girls' Institutes and the Rearrangement of the Public and the Private Spheres in Turkey Elif Ekin Aksit PART III: Creating New Lives, Pushing the Boundaries: Ottoman Female Artists Painting the Late Ottoman Woman: Portrait(s) of Mihri Musfik Hanim Burcu Pelvanoglu The New Woman in Erotic Popular Literature of 1920s Istanbul Fatma Ture PART IV: Womanhood in Print Culture Enlightened Mothers and Scientific Housewifes: Discussing Women's Social Roles in Eurydice (Evridiki) (1870-1873) Anastasia Falierou An Almanac for Ottoman Women: Notes on Ebuzziya Tevfik's Takvimu'n-nisa (1317/1899) OEzgur Turesay Women's Representations in Ottoman Cartoons and the Satirical Press on the Eve of the Kemalist Reforms (1919-1924) Francois Georgon Part V: Dilemmas of Nationalism: Debating Modernity, Identity and Women's Agency From a Critique of the Orient to a Critique of Modernity: A Greek-Ottoman-American Writer, Demetra Vaka (1877-1946) Duygu Koeksal The `Tomboy' and the Aristocrat: Nabawiyya Musa and Malak Hifni Nasif, Pioneers of Egyptian Feminism Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen Hayriye Melek (Hunc), a Circassian Ottoman Writer between Feminism and Nationalism Alexandre Toumarkine Notes on Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789004225169
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9789004225169
  • weight: 692
  • ISBN10: 9004225161

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