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Space: Domestic: Turkey
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How to reconstruct a new type of home space has been a central issue in the modernization project of early Republican Turkey (Gürboğa 1996). As Deniz Kandiyoti expressed it, “modernization involved a selective appropriation of items of material culture, habit, and taste by different strata of society, creating styles that were also insignia of social status” (1997, 117). Domestic space referred, on the one hand, to an intimate place, but on the other, it emerged also as a private domain to be displayed for an imagined public. The transformation from th…

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Öztürkmen, Arzu, “Space: Domestic: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0280e>
First published online: 2009

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