Faces of Republican Turkey: Beyond the Modernization Hypothesis
ConclusionEmine Zeynep Suda, Ateş Uslu, Emre Eren Korkmaz
The departure point of this volume on Faces of Republican Turkey was that the prevailing paradigm for studying 20th-century Turkey, namely, the modernization paradigm, was based on a simplifying and opinionated approach to politics and society. The contributions collected in the present volume have proposed a manifold of methods for transcending, or sublating, the aforementioned paradigm. Each contribution is based on a specific methodology; however, they also share a common framework: A concern for testing widespread, textbookbased approaches through a contextual analysis.