Tales from the Expat Harem

Titre : Tales from the Expat Harem
Auteur : Anastasia M. Ashman
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781580053303
Libération : 2009-07-22

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As the Western world struggles to comprehend the paradoxes of modern Turkey, Tales from the Expat Harem reveals its most personal nuances. This illuminating anthology provides a window into the country from the perspective of thirty-two expatriates from seven different nations—artists, entrepreneurs, Peace Corps volunteers, archaeologists, missionaries, and others—who established lives in Turkey for work, love, or adventure. Through narrative essays covering the last four decades, these diverse women unveil the mystique of the “Orient,” describe religious conflict, embrace cultural discovery, and maneuver familial traditions, customs, and responsibilities. Poignant, humorous, and transcendent, the essays take readers to weddings and workplaces, down cobbled Byzantine streets, into boisterous bazaars along the Silk Road, and deep into the feminine stronghold of steamy Ottoman bathhouses. The outcome is a stunning collection of voices from women suspended between two homes as they redefine their identities and reshape their worldviews.

Tales from the Expat Harem

Titre : Tales from the Expat Harem
Auteur : Anastasia M. Ashman
Éditeur : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN-13 : 9781458767325
Libération : 2010-03-01

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As the Western world struggles to comprehend the paradoxes of modern Turkey, a country both European and Asian, forward-looking yet rooted in ancient empire, Tales from the Expat Harem reveals its most personal nuances. This illuminating anthology provides a window into the country from the perspective of thirty-two expatriates from seven different nations - artists, ntrepreneurs, Peace Corps volunteers, archaeologists, missionaries, and others - who established lives in Turkey for work, love, or adventure. Through narrative essays covering the last four decades, these diverse women unveil the mystique of the ''Orient,'' describe religious conflict, embrace cultural discovery, and maneuver familial traditions, customs, and responsibilities. Poignant, humorous, and transcendent, the essays take readers to weddings and workplaces, down cobbled Byzantine streets, into boisterous bazaars along the Silk Road, and deep into the feminine stronghold of steamy Ottoman bathhouses. The outcome is a stunning collection of voices from women suspended between two homes as they redefine their identities and reshape their worldviews. Coining the ''expat harem'' as a distinct community, the editors also boldly reclaim the concept of an Eastern harem - long the subject of erroneous Western stereotype. ''Much like the imported brides of fifteenth-century sultans, our expat harem is conjured by the shared circumstance of being foreign-born and female in a land laced with a harem tradition,'' Ashman and Gokmen declare. ''Our writers are inextricably wedded to Turkish culture, embedded in it, yet alien nonetheless.''

Tales from the Expat Harem

Titre : Tales from the Expat Harem
Auteur : Anastasia M. Ashman
Éditeur : Seal Press
ISBN-13 : 9781580053303
Libération : 2009-07-22

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As the Western world struggles to comprehend the paradoxes of modern Turkey, Tales from the Expat Harem reveals its most personal nuances. This illuminating anthology provides a window into the country from the perspective of thirty-two expatriates from seven different nations—artists, entrepreneurs, Peace Corps volunteers, archaeologists, missionaries, and others—who established lives in Turkey for work, love, or adventure. Through narrative essays covering the last four decades, these diverse women unveil the mystique of the “Orient,” describe religious conflict, embrace cultural discovery, and maneuver familial traditions, customs, and responsibilities. Poignant, humorous, and transcendent, the essays take readers to weddings and workplaces, down cobbled Byzantine streets, into boisterous bazaars along the Silk Road, and deep into the feminine stronghold of steamy Ottoman bathhouses. The outcome is a stunning collection of voices from women suspended between two homes as they redefine their identities and reshape their worldviews.

Turkish Society

Titre : Turkish Society
Auteur : LLC Books
Éditeur : Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN-13 : 1157570542
Libération : 2010-06

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 316. Chapters: Tales From the Expat Harem, Headscarf Controversy in Turkey, D nmeh, Human Rights Association, List of Festivals in Turkey, Prostitution in Turkey, Public Holidays in Turkey, Pornography in Turkey, Women in Turkey, Commemoration of Atat rk, Youth and Sports Day, Muhajir, Ay eg l, Ka-Mer. Excerpt: Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey (Turkish: ) is a nonfiction anthology by 32 expatriate women from seven nations and five continents about their lives in modern Turkey, published by Seal Press in North America (2006, ISBN 1-58005-155-3) and Doan Kitap in Turkey (2005, ISBN 975-293-381-5 Turkish edition, ISBN 975-293-372-6 English edition). Edited by Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton G kmen, two American writers based in Istanbul, it was an English language #1 national bestseller in Turkey in January 2006. Its Turkish edition, T rk e Sevmek: T rkiye'de Yaayan Yabanc Kadnlarn G z yle T rkler, contains a foreword written by one of Turkeys foremost novelists, the controversial Elif Shafak. In May 2008, the book and its editors were featured on NBC's Today Show, on its annual travel segment Where in the World is Matt Lauer. View here. The collection includes women's true tales which span 40 years and the entire country, reflecting both rural and urban realities from Istanbul in the West, Van in the East, Giresun on the Northern Black Sea Coast, the central Anatolia Cappadocian town of G reme, coastal locations all along the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, to the borders with Iraq and Iran... and various towns and villages in between. "The Expat Harem" is a cultural and social concept identified and coined by the anthology's editors. If a harem is a confined community of women, and a Turkish harem in the time of the Ottoman sultans was primarily composed of foreign-born, non-Turkish women, then "the...

Harem

Titre : Harem
Auteur : Books LLC
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1155670086
Libération : 2010-05

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Turkish Literature

Titre : Turkish Literature
Auteur : Source Wikipedia
Éditeur : Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN-13 : 1157693121
Libération : 2010-06

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Nasreddin, Tales from the Expat Harem, Fuz l, Kutadgu Bilig, Ergenekon, Contemporary Turkish literature, Battal Gazi, Poetry of the Republic of Turkey, Epic of K ro lu, Prose of the Republic of Turkey, Ottoman poetry, sl m Ansiklopedisi, Balaibalan, Sef retn me, Murat G lsoy, Blue Cruise, Seyahatname, Yaprak D k m, Uysal-Walker Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative, Istancool, Adam Sanat. Excerpt: Turkish literature (Turkish: ) comprises both oral compositions and written texts in the Turkish language, either in its Ottoman form or in less exclusively literary forms, such as that spoken in the Republic of Turkey today. The Ottoman Turkish language, which forms the basis of much of the written corpus, was influenced by Persian and Arabic and used a variant of the Perso-Arabic script. The history of Turkic literature spans a period of nearly 1,500 years. The oldest extant records of written Turkic are the Orhon inscriptions, found in the Orhon River valley in central Mongolia and dating to the 8th century. Subsequent to this period, between the 9th and 11th centuries, there arose among the nomadic Turkic peoples of Central Asia a tradition of oral epics, such as the Book of Dede Korkut of the Oghuz Turks-the linguistic and cultural ancestors of the modern Turkish people-and the Manas epic of the Kyrgyz people. Beginning with the victory of the Seljuks at the Battle of Manzikert in the late 11th century, the Oghuz Turks began to settle in Anatolia, and in addition to the earlier oral traditions there arose a written literary tradition issuing largely-in terms of themes, genres, and styles-from Arabic and Persian literature. For the next 900 years, until shortly before the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1922, the oral and written traditions would remain largely separate from one another. With the founding of the Republic ...

Expat

Titre : Expat
Auteur : Christina Henry de Tessan
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781580055208
Libération : 2013-03-05

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It's one thing to travel abroad—to stay in charming hotels and deliberate over whether to visit this museum or relax at that café, even to head off the beaten track for a glimpse of "real" life—and another thing altogether to move to another country. Expat chronicles the experiences of twenty-two ordinary women living extraordinary lives in outposts as far flung as Borneo, Ukraine, India, Greece, Brazil, China and the Czech Republic. In vivid detail, these writers share how the realities of life abroad match up to the expat fantasy. One woman negotiates the rough courtesies of Serbia, finding lives limned by harshness and an insurmountable spirit. Another is tutored on English manners by an eclectic bunch from Liverpool: "The cardinal sin in America is to be insincere, whereas the cardinal sin in England is to be boring." For some, their new home prompts them to reconnect or confront lost parts of themselves: One woman rediscovers her Judaism—in Japan; another writer's Western outlook is challenged by Javanese mysticism. Many share their own naïve blunders and private confessions: a Thanksgiving dinner that doesn't translate in Paris, a sudden yearning for bad Hollywood films. And all discover that what it means to be "American" is redefined, again and again. Expat taps into the bewilderment, the joys and surprises of life overseas, where the challenges often take unexpected forms and the obstacles overcome are all the more triumphant. Featuring an astonishing range of perspectives, destinations and circumstances, this collection offers a beautiful portrait of expatriate life.

Tourism in Turkey

Titre : Tourism in Turkey
Auteur : Books, LLC
Éditeur : Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN-13 : 1156624320
Libération : 2010-05

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: Airlines of Turkey, Airports in Turkey, Convention centers in Turkey, Hiking trails in Turkey, Hotels in Turkey, Resorts in Turkey, Spa towns in Turkey, Tourism in Antalya, Tourism in Istanbul, Waterfalls of Turkey, Turkish Airlines, Atat rk International Airport, Lycian Way, Imbros, Tales from the Expat Harem, Incirlik Air Base, Antalya Airport, Marinas in Turkey, List of airports in Turkey, List of the busiest airports in Turkey, Sabiha G k en International Airport, Ankara G vercinlik Army Air Base, Allianoi, Atlasjet, Esenbo a International Airport, SunExpress, Adnan Menderes Airport, Dalaman Airport, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station, Taksim Square, Alanya Gazipa a Airport, Milas-Bodrum Airport, Borajet, Istanbul Hezarfen Airfield, Antalya Gazipa a Airport, Corendon Airlines, Erkilet International Airport, MNG Airlines, Etimesgut Air Base, Adana akirpa a Airport, Konya Airport, Orbit Express Airlines, K mbet Yaylas, D den Waterfalls, Diyarbak r Airport, Malatya Erha Airport, Karag l, Giresun, Sky Airlines, Glass Pyramid Sabanc Congress and Exhibition Center, IZair, Swiss tel G cek Marina & Resort, Isparta S leyman Demirel Airport, Trabzon Airport, O uzeli Airport, Tortum Waterfall, Kars Airport, Samsun- ar amba Airport, Freebird Airlines, ACT Airlines, Hatay Airport, Erzurum Airport, Van Ferit Melen Airport, Space Camp Turkey, Istanbul Samand ra Army Air Base, Elaz Airport, Saga Airlines, AnadoluJet, Mardin Airport, Sivas Airport, Gaziemir Air Base, North Cyprus Airlines, ULS Airlines Cargo, Batman Airport, Eski ehir Airport, Ad yaman Airport, Manavgat Waterfall, Denizli ardak Airport, Antalya Cultural Center, Nev ehir Kapadokya Airport, Ak nc Air Base, Mu Airport, anl urfa Airport, List of airlines of Turkey, Erzincan Airport, Blue Cruise, Amasya Merzifon Airport, Band rma Air...

A Fez of the Heart

Titre : A Fez of the Heart
Auteur : Jeremy Seal
Éditeur : Pan Macmillan
ISBN-13 : 9781509827411
Libération : 2016-02-11

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Jeremy Seal set out across Turkey, in the extremes of winter, to trace the astonishing history of a cone-shaped hat. He soon saw the fez as the key by which Turkey, beset by contradiction, might be understood. ‘Almost all you could ever need to know about modern Turkey, modern Turks and their one-time headgear. Extremely well written and very funny’ Eric Newby ‘Original and beautifully observed, the book reads like Chatwin with jokes’ Independent ‘Intelligent, funny and informative travelogue . . . Not so much a book about hats as a skilled and entertaining portrait of modern Turkey’ Sunday Times ‘Armchair travellers can rarely have had such a delightfully eccentric guide as Jeremy Seal . . . weaves history, personal and illuminating observation into a sprightly seamless whole’ Scotland on Sunday

All Over the Place

Titre : All Over the Place
Auteur : Geraldine DeRuiter
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781610397643
Libération : 2017-05-02

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Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos. Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her. Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love--how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be--even if you aren't quite sure where you are.