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Patronage and Clientage: Turkey
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Patron-client relationships involve at least two parties and are characterized by enduring, multifaceted exchange over time in stratified societies. While asymmetrical, they are often characterized by personal warmth and affection (Roniger 2001). The relationship can be invoked at any time, and the participants derive from it various forms of security. For example, a patron may acquire fr…

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King, Diane E., “Patronage and Clientage: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0123b>
First published online: 2009

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