Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After

Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After

By B.C. Fortna
Book Description

This title, in its entirety, is available online in Open Access. This volume explores the ways childhood was experienced, lived and remembered in the late Ottoman Empire and its successor states in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when rapid change placed unprecedented demands on the young.

Table of Contents
  • Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface: Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: The Western Concept of Childhood
  • PART 1: Conceptions of Childhood
    • 1: The Interplay between Modernization and the Reconstruction of Childhood: Romantic Interpretations of the Child in Early Republican Era Popular Magazines, 1924–1950
  • 2: Child Poverty and Emerging Children’s Rights Discourse in Early Republican Turkey
  • 3: Nation-Building and Childhood in Early Twentieth Century Egypt
  • PART 2: War, Gender and Nation
    • 4: Being a Girl in Ottoman Novels
  • 5: Children into Adults, Peasants into Patriots: The Army and Nation-Building in Serbia and Bulgaria (1878–1912)
  • 6: A Triangle of Regrets: Training Ottoman Children in Germany During the First World War
  • 7: Bonbons and Bayonets: Mixed Messages of Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic
  • PART 3: Remembering Childhood
    • 8: Locating Remembrance: Regimes of Time and Cultures of Autobiography in Post-Independence Romania
  • 9: Presenting Ottoman Childhoods in Post-Ottoman Autobiographies
  • 10: Escaping to Girlhood in Late Ottoman Istanbul: Demetra Vaka’s and Selma Ekrem’s Childhood Memories
  • Index
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