By Michæl Meeker
This cutting edge research of recent Turkey is the results of decades of ethnographic fieldwork and archival learn. Michael Meeker expertly combines anthropological and old tips on how to learn the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic in an immense sector of the rustic, the japanese Black coastline. His most vital discovering is state-oriented provincial oligarchy performed a key position in successive courses of reform over the process greater than 2 hundred years of imperial and nationwide background. As Meeker demonstrates, prime participants subsidized by means of interpersonal networks made up our minds the end result of the modernizing method, first through the westernizing interval of the Empire, then throughout the progressive interval of the Republic.To know how the sort of state-oriented provincial oligarchy used to be produced and reproduced alongside the jap Black coastline, Meeker integrates a modern ethnographic research of public lifestyles in cities and villages with a ancient examine of reliable files, consular stories, and commute narratives. A country of Empire presents anthropologists, historians, and scholars of japanese Europe and the center East with a brand new figuring out of the complexities and contradictions of recent Turkish adventure.
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According to the conventions of showing respect, younger men do not eat or talk before senior male relatives unless bidden by them to do so, standing ready to perform any task that might be asked of them. 2. Muradog˘lu and Selimog˘lu are not the actual names of the families in question. In an earlier publication (Meeker 1972) I used other ﬁctitious names, Karahasanog˘lu and Hadjimehmedog˘lu, for the same two families. I have adopted the new names because they are easier to print and read. Clan-Society and Nation-State / 5 ment projects to Eskipazar and Of, respectively.
The town mayor and council, who had their ofﬁces there, were residents of Of and natives of the district. They had assumed their posts after facing other candidates in free and open elections. Elsewhere in the older section of the town, the four agricultural cooperatives maintained separate ofﬁces and warehouses. They consisted of a loan cooperative for purchasing agricultural tools and supplies, founded in the 1930s; a cooperative for hazelnut producers, founded in 1942; and two cooperatives for tea growers, founded in 1955 and 1965.
Cf. Hann and Beller-Hann (2001), who conclude that marriage to close kin is common in the Lazi districts from Pazar to Hopa. 29. In the 1960s, one encountered these large caravans along the coastal road from Rize to Trabzon during the warmer months. I do not know if they were also typical of the coastal districts further east or further west. 30. The use of ﬁrearms during wedding celebrations was illegal, but the gendarmerie looked the other way during the 1960s. Clan-Society and Nation-State / 21 town of Of carried handguns underneath their suit jackets, such that they could be glimpsed when they leaned forward to tie a shoe or pick up a dropped key.