Year 2017, Volume 2 , Issue 1, Pages 18 - 28 2017-02-01

İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI
“SURPRISED AND DAZZLED WITH THE BEAUTY OF THE SULTAN’S CAPITAL”: DEPOLITICIZATION AND DEHISTORICIZATION OF CULTURE IN DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’S HAREMLIK: SOME PAGES FROM THE LIFE OF TURKISH WOMEN

Elif Öztabak AVCI [1]


In this paper, Demetra Vaka-Brown’s representation of “Turkish women” in her personal narrative, Haremlik (1909), after her re-encounter with them at the beginning of the twentieth century will be explored. It will be argued that the writer’s hold on her (cultural) identity as a GreekOttoman woman does not serve a “political” function despite her claim to the contrary; through Haremlik, Vaka-Brown attempts to write her own (personal) (hi)story rather than a collective story of “Turkish women” at the beginning of the twentieth century. The analysis of her narrative will mainly draw on Edward Said’s Orientalism and Arif Dirlik’s critique of depoliticization as well as dehistoricization of culture in his article, “Literature/Identity: Transnationalism, Narrative and Representation.”
In this paper, Demetra Vaka-Brown’s representation of “Turkish women” in her personal narrative, Haremlik (1909), after her re-encounter with them at the beginning of the twentieth century will be explored. It will be argued that the writer’s hold on her (cultural) identity as a GreekOttoman woman does not serve a “political” function despite her claim to the contrary; through Haremlik, Vaka-Brown attempts to write her own (personal) (hi)story rather than a collective story of “Turkish women” at the beginning of the twentieth century. The analysis of her narrative will mainly draw on Edward Said’s Orientalism and Arif Dirlik’s critique of depoliticization as well as dehistoricization of culture in his article, “Literature/Identity: Transnationalism, Narrative and Representation.”
Other ID JA88UR92UZ
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Elif Öztabak AVCI
Institution: Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Dates

Publication Date : February 1, 2017

Bibtex @ { kare436123, journal = {KARE}, issn = {2536-4596}, eissn = {2536-4596}, address = {Erciyes Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü, 128 Nolu Ofis, 38039, Melikgazi, Kayseri}, publisher = {Hasan BAKTIR}, year = {2017}, volume = {2}, pages = {18 - 28}, doi = {}, title = {İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI}, key = {cite}, author = {Avcı, Elif Öztabak} }
APA Avcı, E . (2017). İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI . KARE , 2 (1) , 18-28 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/kare/issue/37773/436123
MLA Avcı, E . "İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI" . KARE 2 (2017 ): 18-28 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/kare/issue/37773/436123>
Chicago Avcı, E . "İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI". KARE 2 (2017 ): 18-28
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ISNAD Avcı, Elif Öztabak . "İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI". KARE 2 / 1 (February 2017): 18-28 .
AMA Avcı E . İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI. Kare Dergi (Uluslararası Karşılaştırmalı Edebiyat, Tarih ve Düşünce Dergisi). 2017; 2(1): 18-28.
Vancouver Avcı E . İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI. KARE. 2017; 2(1): 18-28.
IEEE E. Avcı , "İSTANBUL’UN GÖZ ALICI GÜZELLİĞİ”: DEMETRA VAKA-BROWN’UN HAREMLİK: TÜRK KADINLARININ HAYATINDAN KESİTLER ADLI ANLATISINDA KÜLTÜRÜN TARİHİ VE SİYASİ BAĞLAMDAN KOPARILMASI", KARE, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 18-28, Feb. 2017