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Title Women and the city, women in the city : a gendered perspective to Ottoman urban history / edited by Nazan Maksudyan
Edition First edition
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2014
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Contents List of figures -- Preface. Kaffee und Kuchen -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction. A gendered perspective to Ottoman urban history -- Women and reorganization of urban life -- Times of tamaddun : gender, urbanity, and temporality in colonial Egypt / On Barak -- Women in the post-Ottoman public sphere : anti-veiling campaigns and the gendered reshaping of urban space in early republican Turkey / Sevgi Adak -- Male spaces, female spaces? : limits of and breaches in the gendered order of the city -- Playing with gender : the carnival of al-qays in Jeddah / Ulrike Freitag -- Mixed marriage, prostitution, survival : reintegrating Armenian women into post-Ottoman cities / Vah Tachjian -- "This time women as well got involved in politics!" : nineteenth century Ottoman women's organizations and political agency / Nazan Maksudyan -- Discourses and narratives of gender in the urban context -- Early republican Turkish orientalism : the erotic picture of an Algerian woman and the notion of beauty between the "west" and the "orient" / Nora Lafi -- The urban experience in women's memoirs : Mediha Kayra's World War I notebook / Christoph Herzog -- Notes on contributors -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary An attempt to reveal, recover and reconsider the roles, positions, and actions of Ottoman women, this volume reconsiders the negotiations, alliances, and agency of women in asserting themselves in the public domain in late- and post-Ottoman cities. Drawing on diverse theoretical backgrounds and a variety of source materials, from court records to memoirs to interviews, the contributors to the volume reconstruct the lives of these women within the urban sphere. With a fairly wide geographical span, from Aleppo to Sofia, from Jeddah to Istanbul, the chapters offer a wide panorama of the Ottoman
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sex role -- Religious aspects.
Women -- Turkey -- Economic conditions.
Women -- Turkey -- Social conditions.
Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Turkey -- History -- 21st century.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Turkey -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Maksudyan, Nazan, 1977- editor
ISBN 178238412X (electronic bk.)
9781782384120 (electronic bk.)