A Social History of Late Ottoman Women by Duygu Köksal

By Duygu Köksal

In "A Social historical past of the overdue Ottoman Women," Duygu Koksal and Anastasia Falierou collect new study on ladies of other geographies and groups of the overdue Ottoman Empire focusing really at the ways that ladies won energy and exercised agency."

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2 (1995), 55–90. introduction 25 Göçek, Fatma Müge and Marc David Baer. “Social Boundaries of Ottoman Women’s Experiences in 18th Century Galata Court Records,” in Women in the Ottoman Empire, Middle Eastern Women in the Early Modern Era, edited by Madeline Zilfi, 48–65. Leiden and New York: Brill, 1997. Göle, Nilüfer. The Forbidden Moderm: Civilization and Veiling. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, c1996. Guha, Ranajit, et al. ) Subaltern Studies. 9 vols. Delhi: Oxford University Press: 1982– 1997.

During this period in the region, smuggling, banditry, and migration may explain a change in the gender composition of this workforce in favor of women. Moreover, Vardağlı argues that women tobacco workers appear to have mobilized politically through membership in socialist organizations and by participating in a series of strikes between 1904 and 1914. Vardağlı reasons that the special nature of the tobacco sector—low wages and the absence of opportunities (such as cultivation) to supplement them— inspired women tobacco workers to become active in the proletarian struggle.

Feminist author and activist Anaïs (Yevpime Avetissian, 1871 Constantinople–1950 Paris) claims mixed sex gatherings in salons in Constantinople were introduced for the first time by her grandfather. See §Իմ հուշերը¦ [My memoirs], Anaïs Fund, Dossier 9, Yeghishe Charents National Museum of Literature and Art, Yerevan, Armenia (hereafter NMLA), 9. 13 As late as in 1906, the women’s magazine Tsaghik protested against the belief that “a decent girl must not go out without a chaperone,” calling it “our idiotic and sickly tradition,” Tsaghik 21 (26 January 1906).

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