Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911 / Edition 1

Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911 / Edition 1

by Palmira Brummett
     
 

An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.

Palmira Brummett provides a new vision, through the prism of 100 cartoons, of the confrontation between tradition and modernity, “Orient” and “Occident,” and rhetoric and reality. Taking a unique period in modern Middle

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An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.

Palmira Brummett provides a new vision, through the prism of 100 cartoons, of the confrontation between tradition and modernity, “Orient” and “Occident,” and rhetoric and reality. Taking a unique period in modern Middle Eastern history, the Ottoman Constitutional Revolution of 1908, Brummett examines the Istanbul satirical press and artfully weaves the narrative and images of political, economic, and cultural transformation to create a new vision of the Middle East at the end of the empire.

This pioneering work of cultural history is drawn against the backgrounds of Ottoman-European relations and press history. It shows how Ottoman cartoonists merged the literary and artistic cultures of East and West through comparisons to the press production and art of Europe, India, Latin America, and the Middle East. In doing so, it intersects with the broader set of studies in European history, the implications of modernity, and the rhetorical uses of images.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791444641
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
SUNY series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.93(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Dating

On Translating Cartoons

A Note on Transliteration

I
Introduction

a. Historical Background

b. Method

II
Publishing, Format, Images, and Readers

III
The Voice and Image of the Public, and Its Targets

IV
Revolutionary Exemplars: France and Iran

V
The Comic Sovereign: The Satirical Critique of Authority

VI
The Comic Aggressor: The Critique of European Political and Economic Hegemony

VII
The Comic Culture: The Critique of Society, Culture, and European Influence

VIII
Fashion Satire and the Honor of the Nation

IX
Dogs, Crime, Women, Cholera, and Other Menaces in the Streets

X
Technology, Transport, and the "Modern" Street

XI
Conclusion: Revolutionary Options, Satiric Imagery, and the Historiographic Frame

Appendices

Appendix 1. List of Gazettes

Appendix 2. Price and Post

Appendix 3. Location of Publishers

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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