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Fatma Müge Göçek
New Texts Out Now: Fatma Muge Gocek, Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009
Fatma Müge Göçek, Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Fatma Müge Göçek (FMG): I wrote this book to understand why my country of origin, Turkey, could never become truly democratic. Realizing that violence had been naturalized and normalized in both Turkish state and society, I decided to ...Keep Reading »
Fatma Müge Göçek is a Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on the comparative analysis of history, politics, gender, and collective violence. Her published works include East Encounters West: France and the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford, 1987); Reconstructing Gender in the Middle East: Tradition, Identity, Power (Columbia, 1994, co-edited with Shiva Balaghi); Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change (Oxford, 1996); Political Cartoons in the Middle East (Markus Wiener, 1998); Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East (SUNY, 2002); The Transformation of Turkey: Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era (I.B. Tauris, 2011); and A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire(Oxford, 2011, co-edited with Ronald Grigor Suny and Norman Naimark). Her last book, entitled Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009 (Oxford, 2015), won the American Sociological Association Culture Section Mary Douglas Best Book Award for 2015.