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A Nation of EmpireThe Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity$
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Michael Meeker

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225268

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225268.001.0001

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Civil Society

Civil Society

Coffeehouses and Cooperatives

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(p.342) 11 Civil Society
Source:
A Nation of Empire
Author(s):

Michael E. Meeker

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0011

This chapter examines cooperatives and coffeehouses during the 1960s as a case study of the flexible relationship between official institutions and social relations, first viewing coffeehouses as forums of public life, but stating that they were once the instruments of the regional social oligarchy of the post-classical period. Next, it discusses the hierarchy of gender and of age, as seen in coffeehouses, and compares the coffeehouses of the New Republic with those of the Old Republic. The second part of the chapter focuses on the cooperatives, specifically the Tea Producers' Assistance Cooperative.

Keywords:   cooperatives, coffeehouses, official institutions, social relations, public life, regional social oligarchy, hierarchy, Tea Producers' Assistance

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