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eBook The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey ePub

by A. Altinay

  • ISBN: 1403962812
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: A. Altinay
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004 edition (December 16, 2004)
  • Pages: 206
  • ePub book: 1256 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1264 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 818

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Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created .

Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created, perpetuated, and acts to shape politics. Tracing how the ideology of militarism is maintained and its implications for ethnic and gender relations, she considers the challenges facing Turkey as it.

According to Altınay, the myth of military nation is the factor underlying the nationalist ideology in Turkey (Altınay, 2004). This myth, disseminated through the Turkish History Thesis and history textbooks which could be seen as the early implication of Turkish History Thesis, states that the idiosycracy of Turks as a nation is their military ability and tendency to unify themselves with the army. This study has been conducted with the purpose of revealing the prevailing social representations related to conscientious objection and conscientious objectors in Turkey.

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This book is an effort to reveal the central myth of modern Turkey: the nation as indivisible from its military

This book is an effort to reveal the central myth of modern Turkey: the nation as indivisible from its military. The author's thesis is that this myth has become, by the deliberate activity of the state, intertwined with the ideology of nationalism, the educational process, understandings of gender, and other elements of Turkish society. Promoted by the Turkish government, as well as by the army and other security forces, the concept of Turkey as a "military-nation" has become inseparable from the modern model of Turkey, even as the nation becomes more distant from the original. Tracing how the ideology of militarism is maintained and its implications for ethnic and gender relations, she considers the challenges facing Turkey as it moves from being a plural to a pluralistic society. Part I The Military-Nation. Part II Military Service. Becoming a Man, Becoming a Citizen. The Road Less Traveled: Challenging Military Service. Part III Militarizing Education.

Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created, perpetuated, and acts to. .This book is a fairly short but essential read on militarism, nationalism, and gender in Turkey. Also relevant for people interested in Kurdish issues. This historical and anthropological investigation probes the g When a Turkish minister of culture declares that "the Turkish military is synonymous with Turkish national identity," the embedded assumptions cry out for investigation. Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created, perpetuated, and acts to shape politics. Introduction PART I: THE MILITARY-NATION The Myth Women and the Myth PART II: MILITARY SERVICE Becoming a Man, Becoming a Citizen The Road Less Traveled: Challenging Military Service PART III: MILITARIZING EDUCATION "The Army is a School, the School is an Army": The Nation's Two Fronts Silencing the Present Conclusion: Militarism and Its Futures.

The Myth of the Military Nation is exemplary of the politically engaged scholarship that has acquired momentum with a new generation of Turkish scholars committed to exposing national myths to overcome past and present injustices in Turkish society.

The Myth of the Military Nation is exemplary of the politically engaged scholarship that has acquired momentum with a new generation of Turkish scholars committed to exposing national myths to overcome past and present injustices in Turkish society

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Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created, perpetuated, and acts to shape politics. Tracing how the ideology of militarism is maintained and its implications for ethnic and gender relations, she considers the challenges facing Turkey as it moves from being a plural to a pluralistic society.

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Rainbearer Rainbearer
The product is quality and it came on time. I recommend others to read it because it looks at Turkish history and society from a more constructive theoretical viewpoint.
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
The most serious obstacle preventing Turkey from becoming a truly free and democratic country is the militaristic mentality that is pervasive in the Turkish state and society.

It is due to this mentality that the Turkish Military perpetuates its dominant and decisive role in Turkish politics and in many other social activities. And it performs this role with a rather high degree of legitimacy in the eyes of the Turkish people.

Unless militarism and this myth of the "Military-Nation" is challenged and demolished, Turkey is doomed to remain under an authoritarian, or at best semi-authoritarian, regime. The Military leadership will remain the "boss", or the "decider" in Turkish politics.

Aye Gul Altinay's book is a very courageous attempt to explain and also to challenge this situation.