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The Resource Inventing laziness : the culture of productivity in late Ottoman society, Melis Hafez, (electronic resource)

Inventing laziness : the culture of productivity in late Ottoman society, Melis Hafez, (electronic resource)

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Inventing laziness : the culture of productivity in late Ottoman society
Title
Inventing laziness
Title remainder
the culture of productivity in late Ottoman society
Statement of responsibility
Melis Hafez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Neither laziness nor its condemnation are new inventions, however, perceiving laziness as a social condition that afflicts a 'nation' is. In the early modern era, Ottoman political treatises did not regard the people as the source of the state's problems. Yet in the nineteenth century, as the imperial ideology of Ottomanism and modern discourses of citizenship spread, so did the understanding of laziness as a social disease that the 'Ottoman nation' needed to eradicate. Asking what we can learn about Ottoman history over the long nineteenth-century by looking closely into the contested and shifting boundaries of the laziness - productivity binary, Melis Hafez explores how 'laziness' can be used to understand emerging civic culture and its exclusionary practices in the Ottoman Empire. A polyphonic involvement of moralists, intellectuals, polemicists, novelists, bureaucrats, and, to an extent, the public reveals the complexities and ambiguities of this multifaceted cultural transformation. Using a wide variety of sources, this book explores the sustained anxiety about productivity that generated numerous reforms as well as new understandings of morality, subjectivity, citizenship, an--
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1978-
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Hafez, Melis
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Laziness
  • Labor productivity
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Label
Inventing laziness : the culture of productivity in late Ottoman society, Melis Hafez, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108551922
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108551922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108551922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1292557573
Label
Inventing laziness : the culture of productivity in late Ottoman society, Melis Hafez, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108551922
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108551922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108551922
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1292557573

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