The Myth of the Military Nation

Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey
Author(s): 
Altinay, Ayse G³l
ISBN: 
1403972834
Date published: 
February 2006
Paperback
Pages: 
176

Altinay examines how the myth that the military is central to Turkey's national identity was created, perpetuated, and acts to shape politics. Tracing how the ideology of militarism is maintained through education and conscription, and its implications for ethnic and gender relations, she sheds light on the process of national identity construction and the challenges facing Turkey as it moves from being a plural to a pluralistic society.