TITLE

RETHINKING NATIONALISM IN THE CASE OF 1453 CONQUEST MUSEUM IN ISTANBUL

AUTHOR(S)
BOZKUŞ, Şeyda BARLAS
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Global Media Journal: Turkish Edition;Spring2014, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In Istanbul, monuments, parks, and consumption spaces such as restaurants, cafes, hotels that are intended to re-imagine and experience Ottoman cultural heritage have been shaping the relationship between the urban space and the citizens. This paper shifts attention away from the production of (national) identities--traditionally the focus of critical heritage scholarship--and onto the production of governance and territorial control within a transnational frame. My case study is the current proliferation of memory and particularly 1453 Conquest Museum in Istanbul which was opened with the participation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 31 January 2009. The museum of the conquest, which opens a door onto Istanbul's history, is located across from the spot on the Topkapı - Edirnekapı ramparts where the siege occurred. I argue that the Adalet Kalkınma Partisi's Ottomanist style added on new ideological emphases to neo-Ottomanism in Turkey. I intend to show the ways in which the modern representation techniques work in creating a new class of citizens with a new relationship to Turkish-Ottoman national identity. This paper will show of visualization of cultural heritage of Istanbul in panoramic museum. Construction of national identity in the museum gives us co-defied image of Ottoman identity and reconstructed historical consciousness among Turkish citizens.
ACCESSION #
95410895

 

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