Table of contents for Tales from the expat harem : foreign women on modern Turkey / edited by Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gökmen.

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CONTENTS
KERVANSARAY
-	LOSING MY GENDER AT TROY (MAUREEN BASEDOW) Digging with 
rural workmen in the 1990s, a Bryn Mawr archaeologist tests the conventional 
wisdom of gender relations 
-	ORIENTING EXPRESS (JENNIFER EATON G¿KMEN) A dispirited and 
dependent woman re-empowers herself, taking her visiting Midwestern mother on 
an adventurous cross-country road trip
-	HELLO, I LOVE YOU (AMANDA COFFIN) In a comedy of errors, a computer 
specialist in her forties struggles to thwart amorous advances of tireless would-be 
suitors as she tours Eastern Turkey
LAST STOP ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
-	THE PAINTING OR THE BOY (EVELINE ZOUTENDIJK) When a devout 
employee objects to an Ottoman painting hung in the lobby of a hotel, the Dutch 
owner has to decipher its mystery and decide a course of action 
-	CONVERSION IN ERZURUM (SUSAN FLEMING HOLM) In the 1960s, a 
Peace Corps volunteer in remote Eastern Turkey weighs her cultural assumptions 
regarding female clothing and taboo body parts 
-	THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER (PAT YALE) A Briton wishing to 
avoid a traditional livestock sacrifice as thanks for her new stone home hopes to 
repair the town's Ramazan drums instead 
HAMAM
- COMING CLEAN IN KAYSER_ (WENDY FOX) In a steamy 13th century 
Cappadocian bathhouse a morbidly shy English teacher confronts her self-image 
-	HAZE (KATHERINE BELLIEL) A heart-broken Michigan girl finds closure in 
Bursa at an ancient Ottoman bath, nurtured by her would-be Turkish sister-in-law 
-	THE GODDESS METAMORPHOSIS (KAREN-CLAIRE VOSS) Taking part in 
a traditional bridal bath in 1995, a New Jersey scholar finds aspects of the ancient 
goddess culture alive and well in a Turkish hamam in Central Anatolia 
-	FEMIN_STANBUL (DANA GONZALEZ) A public relations professional 
seeking the cure for an intimate ailment in _stanbul agonizes over assumed 
cultural taboos 
HENNA'D HANDS 
- FOREVER AFTER, FOR NOW (TANALA OSAYANDE) A thirty-year-old African-
American reviews the rules of engagement of the Turkish dating scene, where rather than 
playing it cool the men won't stop calling 
-	VILLAGE BRIDE (EPPIE LUNSFORD) In the 1980s, a young woman from 
rural Tennessee connects to her Appalachian upbringing while participating in 
theatrical village weddings in Central Turkey 
-	A FINE KETTLE OF FISH (TRICI VENOLA) Love and chaos are one in the 
same for a dramatic Kurd and a mid-life Los Angeleno in _stanbul 
-	TYING THE KNOT, OTTOMAN PRINCESS-STYLE (ANASTASIA M. 
ASHMAN) A woman from bohemian California finds marrying into the glitzy 
Turkish culture, surrounded by paparazzi, is the fulfillment of a forgotten wish
DARBUKA DRUMBEAT 
- DANCING MY WAY HOME (DIANE CALDWELL) A psychoanalyst answers the 
enticing beat of a Turkish darbuka drum and escapes her rigid, twice-divorced life in 
Seattle
-	FROM THE HIP (SALLY GREEN) A writing instructor compares the synthetic, 
salacious approach to belly dancing in a Colorado recreation center with the 
spirited communal event she recalls from Turkey
KIN, CAULDRON AND KISMET 
-	THE LANGUAGE OF FAMILY (ANA CAROLINA FLETES) Learning from 
her polished TV host mother-in-law, a Guatemalan grows into her femininity and 
her family, speaking Turkish with an unrivalled accent 
-	THE FOOD FACTORY (CATHERINE YI_IT) In a women-filled kitchen on 
the Black Sea coast, a pregnant Irish gelin, or bride, helps prepare a feast to 
welcome the family's next one
 
-	CHERRY PIE (MAHIRA AFRIDI-PERESE) An affluent Pakistani who never 
learned to cook defends her American-born Turkish husband's right to bake when 
a man in the kitchen upsets his family patriarch
-	WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE (CATHERINE SALTER BAYAR) A clothing 
producer sets boundaries in the Sel¿uk home she shares with her Kurdish 
husband, his parents, and his nine siblings
PEDDLER IN THE BAZAAR 
-	THE BUSINESS OF THE BAZAAR (DENA SUKAYA) A Seattle retail 
executive abandons the boardroom for _stanbul's Grand Bazaar
-	UNPACKING THE PAZAR ARABASI (VALERIE TA_IRAN) An American-
born naturalized Turkish citizen reconciles the meaning of Turkishness with her 
own misguided assumptions
SALVES & SOOTHSAYERS 
-	ANKARA'S FERTILE GROUND (NANCY LUNSFORD) A doubly pregnant 
Appalachian artist blooms in a land of fecundity and fortune-telling, where 
popcorn is magical and village midwives more accurate than sonograms
-	A MOTHER'S CHARMS (MARIA YARBROUGH ORHON) Doubtful of 
shamanistic charms and rituals in her Turkish husband's family, a South Carolina 
woman nevertheless learns to conduct them on her own
-	EVIL EYE EXORCISM (ANNIE PRIOR ¿ZSARA¿) When a series of accidents 
befall a young couple in _stanbul, Turkish relatives call in their Black Sea 
matriarch to perform a shamanistic exorcism
HOMESPUN HOSPITALITY 
-	RESCUED BY VILLAGE INTELLIGENCE (CLAIRE UHR) Stricken with 
influenza, a friendless Australian finds surprise succor with unknown 
Cappadocian neighbors 
-	THE HEADMAN'S PYJAMAS (JESSICA LUTZ) Village men in a desolate, 
war-torn border town near Iraq in 2002 maintain impeccable standards of civility 
towards a Dutch journalist who smuggles herself into their lives
-	HIJACKED (KATHLEEN HAMILTON G¿NDO_DU) Traveling alone by bus 
to Konya during a military coup, a young American secretary is unexpectedly 
detoured
-	FAILED MISSIONARY (RHONDA VANDER SLUIS) A Christian evangelist 
from Iowa is transformed by the compassion of Turkish souls she hopes to save

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Turkey -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Turkey -- Social conditions -- 20th century.