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Healing the Nation Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

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ISBN-10: 0748665781

ISBN-13: 9780748665785

Edition: 2013

Authors: Yucel Yanikdag

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Do nations come into being when groups of people begin to think of themselves as a nation, and what role does science and medicine play, as "rational" fields of inquiry, in shaping national and cultural identities? How does "Otherness" work in the construction of a national community?Yücel Yanikdag explores how, during World War I, Ottoman prisoners of war and military doctors discursively constructed their nation as a community -- and, at the same time, attempted to exclude certain groups from that nation. Those left out were not always the ethnic or religious Other many would expect. While educated officer prisoners excluded uncivilized and illiterate peasants from their national ideal,…    
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518