4.1 Fall 2014

Christian T. Ylagan


Aidani, Mammad. Narrative and Violence. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1409401131, $91.95.

Aldikaçti Marshall, Gül. Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey: Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State. Albany: State U of New York P, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1438447711, $38.06.

Amanat, Abbas, and Farzin Vejdani. Iran Facing Others. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0230102538, $80.01.

Amanat, Mehrdad. Jewish Identities in Iran: Resistance and Conversion to Islam and the Bahai Faith. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1780767772, $25.08.

Arslan, Savas. Cinema in Turkey: A New Critical History. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0195370065, $42.94.

Arts, P. L. W. Violets between Cherry Blossoms: The Diffusion of Classical Motifs to the East: Traces in Japanese Art. Fictions, Conjectures, Facts. Amsterdam: Leiden UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-9087281182, $130.08.

Atakav, Eylem. Directory of World Cinema. Bristol: Intellect, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1841506203, $25.94.

Atakav, Eylem. Women and Turkish Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2012. Online resource / Print. ISBN-13: 978-1138843882, $41.32.

Aydin-Düzgit, Senem. Constructions of European Identity. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0230348387, $69.30.

Badkhen, Anna. The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village. New York: Riverhead, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1594632679, $13.14.

Bahramitash, Roksana, and Hadi Salehi Esfahani. Veiled Employment: Islamism and the Political Economy of Women's Employment in Iran. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0815632139, $39.25.

Baily, John. Songs from Kabul: The Spiritual Music of Ustad Amir Mohammad. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0754657767, $88.84.

Balsoy, Gülhan. The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838-1900. London: Brookfield, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1848933255, $154.86.

Bassin, Mark, and Catriona Kelly. Soviet and Post-Soviet Identities. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1107011175, $89.12.

Bates, Eliot. Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0195394146, $34.65.

Baughan, Elizabeth P. Couched in Death: Klinai and Identity in Anatolia and Beyond. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0299291808, $68.83.

Brink-Danan, Marcy. Jewish Life in 21st-Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0253223500, $22.88.

Buxton, Charles. The Struggle for Civil Society in Central Asia: Crisis and Transformation. Sterling, VA: Kumarian, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1565492998, $28.06.

Canfield, Robert, and Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek, eds. Ethnicity, Authority, and Power in Central Asia: New Games Great and Small. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1138784802, $49.72.

Cummings, Sally N. Understanding Central Asia: Politics and ContestedTransformations. London: Routledge, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0415297035, Print. $42.85.

Deringil, Selim. Conversion and Apostasy in the Late Ottoman Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1107004559, $85.92.

Dinçel, Burç İdem. Last Tape on Stage in Translation: Unwinding Beckett's Spool in Turkey. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1443835114, $134.42.

Dönmez, Rasim Özgür, and Pinar Enneli. Societal Peace and Ideal Citizenship for Turkey. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0739149201, $93.46.

Dönmez, Rasim Özgür, and Fazilet Ahu Özmen. Gendered Identities: Criticizing Patriarchy in Turkey. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0739175620, $71.00.

Dönmez-Colin, Gönül. Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-Makers from Central Asia. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1841505497, $25.81.

Dönmez-Colin, Gönül. Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-Makers from Iran and Turkey. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1841505480, $32.05.

Elik, Suleyman. Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011: Conceptualising the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-Power States. Milton Park, UK: Routledge, 2011. Print. Durham Mod. Middle East and Islamic World Ser. ISBN-13: 978-0415726238, $48.00.

Ellis, Deborah. Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely through a Never-Ending War. Toronto: Groundwood/House of Anasi Press, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1554981816, $11.51 (hardcover)

Erfani, Farhang. Iranian Cinema and Philosophy: Shooting Truth. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0230339118, $72.45 (hardcover)

Ergin, Nina. Bathing Culture of Anatolian Civilizations: Architecture, History, and Imagination. Leuven: Peeters, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-9042924390, $109.45.

Ertürk, Nergis. Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0199349777, $35.99.

Esfandiary, Shabab. Iranian Cinema and Globalization: National, Transnational and Islamic Dimensions. Bristol: Intellect, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1841504704, $40.06.

Freedman, Eric, and Richard Shafer. After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1611860054, $33.47.

Glavin, Terry. Come from the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan. Vancouver: Douglas, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1553657828, $18.77.

Göçek, Fatma Müge. The Transformation of Turkey: Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1780764863, $71.82.

Gow, Christopher. From Iran to Hollywood and some Places in-between: Reframing Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1848855274, $29.60.

Graham, Mark. Afghanistan in the Cinema. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2010. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0252077128, $25.97.

Grig, Lucy, and Gavin Kelly. Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0199739400, $48.19.

Grigoriadis, Ioannis N. Instilling Religion in Greek and Turkish Nationalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Pivot, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1137301192, $57.96.

Gugler, Josef. Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence. Austin: U of Texas P, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0292737563, $32.79.

Hart, Kimberly. And Then We Work for God: Rural Sunni Islam in Western Turkey. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0804786607, $28.02.

Holt, Frank Lee. Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan. Berkeley: U of California P, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0520273429, $26.30.

Ince, Basak. Citizenship and Identity in Turkey: From Atatürk's Republic to the Present Day. London: I.B.Tauris, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1780760261, $68.67.

Jackson, Maureen. Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song. Standord: Stanford UP, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0804780155, $68.91.

Jackson, Ronald L., and Murali Balaji. Global Masculinities and Manhood. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0252079658, $28.21.

Jacoby, Tim, and Alpaslan Özerdem. Peace in Turkey 2023: The Question of Human Security and Conflict Transformation. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0739143414, $82.90.

Jalalzai, Zubeda, and David Jefferess. Globalizing Afghanistan: Terrorism, War, and the Rhetoric of Nation Building. Durham: Duke UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0822350149, $25.65.

Johnson, Robert. The Afghan Way of War: How and Why They Fight. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0199798568, $22.26.

Kaplan, Robert D. The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate. New York: Random, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0812982220, $13.00.

Karanfil, Gökçen, and Serkan Savk. Imaginaries Out of Place: Cinema, Transnationalism and Turkey. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1443846639, $101.28.

Kashani-Sabet, Firoozeh. Conceiving Citizens: Women and the Politics of Motherhood in Iran. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0195308877, $33.39.

Kaya, Mehmed S. The Zaza Kurds of Turkey: A Middle Eastern Minority in a Globalised Society. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1845118754, $72.45.

Khosronejad, Pedram. Iranian Sacred Defence Cinema: Religion, Martyrdom and National Identity. Canon Pyon, UK: Kingston, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1907774171, $122.93.

Kia, Mehrdad. Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0313336928, $56.10.

Köksal, Özlem. World Film Locations. Bristol: Intellect, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1841504841, $16.97.

Kreyenbroek, Philip G., et al. Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik. London: I.B.Tauris, 2010. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1845119188, $72.45.

Kuru, Ahmet T., and Alfred C. Stepan. Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey. New York: Columbia UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0231159333, $27.50.

Kuzmanovic, Daniella. Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1137027917, $69.30.

Mac Sweeney, Naoíse. Community Identity and Archaeology: Dynamic Communities at Aphrodisias and Beycesultan. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0472117864, $84.41.

Milani, Farzaneh. Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0815632788, $45.13.

Motlagh, Amy. Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0804775892, $58.71.

Naficy, Hamid. A Social History of Iranian Cinema. Durham: Duke UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0822348788, $33.50.

Omidsalar, Mahmoud. Poetics and Politics of Iran's National Epic, the Shāhnāmeh. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0230113459, $72.45.

Pak-Shiraz, Nacim. Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1848855106, $72.45.

Povey, Tara, and Elaheh Rostami-Povey. Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1409402046, $141.96.

Rahimi, Babak. Theater State and the Formation of Early Modern Public Sphere in Iran. Leiden: Brill, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-9004209794, $161.17.

Raw, Laurence. Exploring Turkish Cultures. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1443826303, $38.59.

Reeves, Madeleine, ed. Movement, Power and Place in Central Asia and Beyond:Contested Trajectories. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978 0415503532, $173.67.

Reeves-Ellington, Barbara. Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1558499812, $28.14.

Robertson, Bronwen. Reverberations of Dissent: Identity and Expression in Iran's Illegal Music Scene. New York: Continuum, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1441123251, $32.37.

Saleh, Alam. Ethnic Identity and the State in Iran. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1137310866, $68.97.

Sela, Ron. The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and Heroic Apocrypha in Central Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0521517065, $36.34.

Senay, Banu. Beyond Turkeys Borders: Long-Distance Kemalism, State Politics and the Turkish Diaspora. London: I.B.Tauris, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1780760872, $65.52.

Seyed-Gohrab, A. A., and Kamran Talattof. Conflict and Development in Iranian Film. Leiden: Leiden UP, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-9087281694, $66.54.

Seyed-Gohrab, A. A. The Great 'Umar Khayyam: A Global Reception of the Rubaiyat. Leiden: Leiden UP, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-9087281571, $63.72.

Sharifian, Farzad. Cultural Conceptualisations and Language: Theoretical Framework and Applications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-9027204042, $106.86.

Shaw, Wendy M. K. Ottoman Painting: Reflections of Western Art from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1848852884, $64.80.

Sheibani, Khatereh. The Poetics of Iranian Cinema: Aesthetics, Modernity and Film After the Revolution. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1848857414, $68.67.

Simms, Rob, and Amir Koushkani. The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts. Lanham: Lexington, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0739172117, $102.28.

Sultanova, Razia. From Shamanism to Sufism: Women, Islam and Culture in Central Asia. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1780766874, $21.63.

Suner, Asuman. New Turkish Cinema: Belonging, Identity and Memory. London: I.B.Tauris, 2010. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1845119508, $22.37.

Talattof, Kamran. Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran: The Life and Legacy of a Popular Female Artist. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0815632245, $27.27.

Tizro, Zahra. Domestic Violence in Iran: Women, Marriage and Islam. London: Routledge, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1138789128, $44.57.

Üngör, Ügur Ümit. The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-50. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0199603602, $121.20.

Vali, Abbas. Kurds and the State in Iran. London: I.B.Tauris, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1780768236, $36.80.

Velayati, Masoumeh. Islam, Gender, and Development: Rural-Urban Migration of Women in Iran. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0739114520, $103.15.

White, Jenny B. Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0691155180, $20.87.

Williams, Brian Glyn. Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America's Longest War. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0812244038, $27.43.

Woodhead, Christine. The Ottoman World. London: Routledge, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0415711784, $45.63.




Christian is a second year PhD student of Comparative Literature at Western University in London, Ontario. His research interests include the intersection between post colonialism and popular culture, the queering of the heteronormative politics of cultural nationalism, and the formation of subjectivity through body modification. He has published articles in Inquire and the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. His latest project was Streetprint Manila, a research project focused on the readership and the development of popular print culture in Manila, Philippines. He is currently co-organizing “Trans- and Trance”, the 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference at Western University, to be held on March 5-7, 2015.



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