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Ottoman and Republican Turkish Labour History

Ottoman and Republican Turkish Labour History

Volume 17

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Touraj Atabaki, Gavin D. Brockett, İşil Acehan, Gülhan Balsoy, Mustafa Erdem Kabadayı, Yavuz Köse, Nurşen Gürboğa, Can Nacar, Yiğit Akın
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  • Date Published: January 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521128056

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  • The articles in this supplement examine the social and labour history of that part of the Ottoman Empire that would later be incorporated into the new republic of Turkey, and the history of labour in republican Turkey itself. Covering the period between the end of the nineteenth century and the early 1950s, the volume brings together Ottoman and republican Turkish historiographies to demonstrate the many ways in which the social histories of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey intersect in the history of labour. It identifies those aspects of the historical experience that are distinct to the two polities, as well as those that show the continuities between them. The case studies included explore divisions in labour along the lines of geography, gender, ethnicity and religion.

    • Uses new approaches in economic, social, labour and institutional history to analyse guilds in the period 500–1700 AD
    • There has been a growing awareness that guilds are not just European, but have been prominent all over northern Africa and the Middle East, as well as in many parts of Asia, including China and Japan.
    • This volume attempts to set up a comparative framework for the analysis of the functioning of the guilds from West to East
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521128056
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    1. Ottoman and republican Turkish labour history: an introduction Touraj Atabaki and Gavin D. Brockett
    2. 'Ottoman Street' in America: Turkish leatherworkers in Peabody, Massachusetts İşil Acehan
    3. Gendering Ottoman labour history: the Cibali Régie factory in the early twentieth century Gülhan Balsoy
    4. Working in a fez factory in Istanbul in the late nineteenth century: division of labour and networks of migration formed along ethno-religious lines Mustafa Erdem Kabadayı
    5. Vertical bazaars of modernity: Western department stores and their staff in Istanbul (1889–1921) Yavuz Köse
    6. Compulsory mine work: the single-party regime and the Zonguldak coalfield as a site of contention, 1940–1947 Nurşen Gürboğa
    7. 'Our lives were not as valuable as an animal': workers in state-run industries in World War II Turkey Can Nacar
    8. The dynamics of working-class politics in early republican Turkey: language, identity, and experience Yiğit Akın.

  • Editors

    Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History
    Touraj Atabaki is Professor of Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia at the University of Leiden and Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History. His current work focuses on the labor history of Iran and comparative historiography of Iran and Central Asia since the nineteenth century.

    Gavin Brockett, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario
    Gavin Brockett is Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic History at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. A member of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the Turkish Studies Association, Dr Brockett's research concentrates on the social history of Turkey.


    Touraj Atabaki, Gavin D. Brockett, İşil Acehan, Gülhan Balsoy, Mustafa Erdem Kabadayı, Yavuz Köse, Nurşen Gürboğa, Can Nacar, Yiğit Akın

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