The Myth of the Military-Nation

Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey

  • Authors
  • Ayse Gül Altinay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Ayse Gül Altinay
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Military-Nation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ayse Gül Altinay
      Pages 13-32
  4. Military Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Ayse Gül Altinay
      Pages 61-86
  5. Militarizing Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Ayse Gül Altinay
      Pages 159-163
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-206

About this book


Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created, perpetuated, and acts to shape politics. Tracing how the ideology of militarism is maintained and its implications for ethnic and gender relations, she considers the challenges facing Turkey as it moves from being a plural to a pluralistic society.


gender national identity politics women

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