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New Desires, New Selves – Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth

Gul Ozyegin


As Turkey pushes for its place in the global pecking order and embraces neoliberal capitalism, the nation has seen a period of unprecedented shifts in political, religious, and gender and sexual identities. This book shows how this social transformation in Turkey is felt most strongly among its young people, eager to surrender to the seduction of sexual modernity, but also longing to reman attached to traditional social relations, identities and histories. Engaging a wide array of upwardly-mobile young adults, Ozyegin links the biographies of individuals with the biography of a nation, reveali ... More

Keywords: Social transformation, Turkey, Biography, Selfless femininity, Protective masculinity, Sexual guilt, Neoliberal capitalism, Islam, Patriarchy, Paternalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1937 Print ISBN-13: 9780814762349
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814762349.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gul Ozyegin, author
College of William and Mary