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Author Mason, David, 1971-
Title Investigating Turkey : detective fiction and Turkish nationalism, 1928-1945 / David Mason.
Imprint Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2017.

Author Mason, David, 1971-
Series Ottoman and Turkish studies
Ottoman and Turkish studies.
Subject Detective and mystery stories, Turkish -- History and criticism.
Turkish fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Nationalism in literature.
Heroes in literature.
National characteristics, Turkish, in literature.
Description 1 online resource
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 19, 2018).
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--McGill University, 2011.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1928 to 1938. Pire Necmi and the mystery of the self-hating Turk -- Homeland security: Cem's detective hero Cemal Dogan instructs Turks how to protect Turkish sovereignty -- 1939 to 1950. Turkish and non-Turkish character traits developed in Murat Akdogan's detective fiction series, 1941 to 1944 -- Samancigil's Turkish detective hero Hizir Kaplan and the introduction of rationalism and skepticism to Turkish youth -- Ziya Calikoglu's feminist detective hero Vefa Polad -- Conclusion.
Summary This book shows how Turkish detective fiction written between 1928 and 1945 aided in the top-down process of transmitting concepts of Turkish nationalism to the public by adhering very closely to Kemalist concepts of Turkish nationalism.
ISBN 9781618116291 (electronic bk.)
1618116290 (electronic bk.)
9781618116284 (hardcover)
OCLC # 994206280

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