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HIS 334I HIS 334I. Culture in Turkey: Myths and Realities. 3 Hours.

Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 79). Explore how Turkish culture is neither static nor monolithic but is continuously contested and redefined. Investigate tensions between secularism and Islam, Orientalist and Occidentalist fantasies, and imperialist and nationalist desires to better understand the sociopolitical dynamics that define Turkish society today. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 334I, Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Turkey: Myths and Realities), 342 (Topic 79). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.