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Amerikan Jokes: The Transnational Politics of Unlaughter in Turkey
Abstract:How did ideas about humor shape US allies’ perceptions of America and Americans during the Cold War? This essay offers a small part of the puzzle by examining a category of unfunny jokesExpand
Turkey and the United States after World War I: National Memory, Local Categories, and Provincializing the Transnational
This essay focuses on the tumultuous period between 1918 and 1923, from the end of World War I to the declaration of the Turkish republic, when the United States became seriously engaged with theExpand
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Bilingual Humor, Authentic Aunties, and the Transnational Vernacular at Gezi Park
Mass-mediated American culture and the English language became raw materials for vernacular protest humor alongside images of headscarf-wearing middle-aged “aunties” during antigovernment protests inExpand
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The Limits of Westernization: A Cultural History of America in Turkey
Author(s): Gurel, Perin E. | Abstract: Perin E. Gurel, introduction to The Limits of Westernization: A Cultural History of America in Turkey (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017), 1–15.
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