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Dr. Ayse Gül Altinay

Ayse Gul Altinay received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University, USA, and is currently teaching at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research and writing focus on militarism, nationalism, violence, memory, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education (2004); co-author of Violence Against Women in Turkey: A Nationwide Survey (with Yeşim Arat, Punto, 2009) and Torunlar ("Grandchildren," with Fethiye Çetin, 2009); and editor of Vatan, Millet, Kadınlar (2000) and Ebru: Reflections on Cultural Diversity in Turkey, a photography project by Attila Durak (2007, www.ebruproject.com). Her co-authored book with Yeşim Arat, Türkiye'de Kadına Yönelik Şiddet (Violence Against Women in Turkey), was awarded the 2008 PEN Duygu Asena Award.


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The Myth of the Military-Nation
Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey

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When a Turkish minister of culture declares that "the Turkish military is synonymous with Turkish national identity," the embedded assumptions cry out for...
Dr. Ayse Gül Altinay

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