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The Resource Beyond Turkey's borders : long-distance Kemalism, state politics and the Turkish diaspora, Banu Şenay

Beyond Turkey's borders : long-distance Kemalism, state politics and the Turkish diaspora, Banu Şenay

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Beyond Turkey's borders : long-distance Kemalism, state politics and the Turkish diaspora
Title
Beyond Turkey's borders
Title remainder
long-distance Kemalism, state politics and the Turkish diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Banu Şenay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an increasingly connected world, the engagement of diasporic communities in transnationalism has become a potent force. Instead of pointing to a post-national era of globalised politics, as one might expect, Banu Senay argues that expanding global channels of communication have provided states with more scope to mobilise their nationals across borders. Her case is built around the way in which the long reach of the proactive Turkish state maintains relations with its Australian diaspora to promote the official Kemalist ideology. Activists invest themselves in the state to 'see' both for and like the state, and, as such, Turkish immigrants have been politicised and polarised along lines that reflect internal divisions and developments in Turkish politics. This book explores the way in which the Turkish state injects its presence into everyday life, through the work of its consular institutions, its management of Turkish Islam, and its sponsoring of national celebrations. The result is a state-engineered transnationalism that mobilises Turkish migrants and seeks to tie them to official discourse and policy. Despite this, individual Kemalist activists, dissatisfied with the state's transnational work, have appointed themselves as the true 'cultural attaches' of the Turkish Republic. It is the actions and discourses of these activists that give efficacy to trans-Kemalism, in the unique migratory context of Australian multiculturalism. Vital to this engagement is its Australian backdrop - where ethnic diversity policies facilitate the nationalising initiatives of the Turkish state as well as the bottom-up activism of Ataturkists. On the other hand, it also complicates and challenges trans-Kemalism by giving a platform to groups such as Kurds or Armenians whose identity politics clash with that of Turkish officialdom. An original and insightful contribution on the scope of transnationalism and cross-border mobilisation, this book is a valuable resource for researchers of politics, nationalism and international migration."--
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Şenay, Banu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International library of ethnicity, identity and culture
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turks
  • Kemalism
  • Social integration
  • Turkey
  • Australia
Label
Beyond Turkey's borders : long-distance Kemalism, state politics and the Turkish diaspora, Banu Şenay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Hisfory of migration, migration of histories. Turkish migration to Australia : the story so far -- A political history of the 'apolitical' migrant : from the 1970s onwards -- Seeing like a state. With kind regards, from the Consulate-General of Turkey -- Nationalising Islam, sacralising the Republic -- Seeing for the State. Cultural attachés -- Singing for the State -- Dual national projects. Multicultural policy and trans-Kemalism in Australia
Control code
FIEb1730846x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781780760872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792747934
Label
Beyond Turkey's borders : long-distance Kemalism, state politics and the Turkish diaspora, Banu Şenay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Hisfory of migration, migration of histories. Turkish migration to Australia : the story so far -- A political history of the 'apolitical' migrant : from the 1970s onwards -- Seeing like a state. With kind regards, from the Consulate-General of Turkey -- Nationalising Islam, sacralising the Republic -- Seeing for the State. Cultural attachés -- Singing for the State -- Dual national projects. Multicultural policy and trans-Kemalism in Australia
Control code
FIEb1730846x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781780760872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792747934

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