Istanbul Households: Marriage, Family and Fertility, 1880-1940 / Edition 1

Istanbul Households: Marriage, Family and Fertility, 1880-1940 / Edition 1

by Alan Duben, Cem Behar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521523036

ISBN-13: 9780521523035

Pub. Date: 08/08/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Istanbul Households is a social history of marriage, the family and population in Istanbul during the turbulent period of transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Istanbul was the first Muslim city to experience a systematic decline in fertility and major changes in family life, and, as such,

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Istanbul Households is a social history of marriage, the family and population in Istanbul during the turbulent period of transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Istanbul was the first Muslim city to experience a systematic decline in fertility and major changes in family life, and, as such, set the tone for many social and cultural changes in Turkey and the Muslim world. Istanbul was the major focal point for the forces of westernization of Turkish society, processes which not only transformed political and economic institutions in that country, but also had a profound and lasting impact on domestic life. This is the first systematic historical study of the family and population in Turkey or the Middle East, combining the methods and approaches of social anthropology, historical demography and social history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521523035
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #15
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of figures; Note on calendars, weights and currency; Note on Turkish pronunciation and spelling; Acknowledgements; 1. Issues, scope and sources; 2. City, Mahalle, incomes and subsistence: social and economic framework; 3. Households and families: structure and flux; 4. Love and marriage: meanings and transactions; 5. Marriage age and polygyny: myths and realities; 6. Fertility and birth control: Istanbul's particularities; 7. Westernization and new family directions: cultural reconstruction; 8. Conclusion: civilizational shift; Glossary of Ottoman-Turkish terms; Sources and bibliography; Index.

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