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Ottowomen: Picturing Women from Empire to Nation 1913-1928

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dc.contributor.advisor Gerstein, Linda
dc.contributor.advisor Graham, Lisa
dc.contributor.advisor Kitroeff, Alexander Birkner, Joanna 2016-07-25T13:11:17Z 2016-07-25T13:11:17Z 2016
dc.description Bryn Mawr student majoring at Haverford. en_US
dc.description.abstract On a gloomy November morning in 1918, nervous spectators watched as fleets of grey ships entered the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul. Stately British warships led the procession, followed close behind by those of the French and Italians. Worldwide armistice had been officially announced two days prior, but for Turkey the war was not over. This thesis aims to unearth the historical narrative of Turkish women during the transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic using images from the illustrated press and Halide Edip’s life and contributions as a backdrop. It demonstrates the ways in which images of women’s bodies were employed to define cultural values, identify nationalistic fears, and contribute to the changes that have brought us the modern Turkish state. Images from the illustrated press bear witness to the struggles, stigmas and significance of Turkish women from 1913 to 1928. Ultimately, through their heroism on the battlefields of Anatolia, their labor behind the typewriter in Istanbul, and their representations on the page, women changed the trajectory of Turkish history. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of History en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Ottowomen: Picturing Women from Empire to Nation 1913-1928 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.access Open Access

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