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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.