The Image of "Turk" in Greek Primary School Textbooks


Demirozu D.

LITERA-JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES, cilt.27, ss.65-89, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.26557/iulitera.364787
  • Dergi Adı: LITERA-JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.65-89

Özet

A large number of studies have been carried out that analyze Greek history writing, Greek textbooks used in school curricula, and Greek fiction in general within the framework of national narratives and the image of "the other" Thanks to research conducted in the field, we now have access to detailed information on the Greek narrative, the positioning of the image of "Greek" within this narrative, and the image of "the other," which, in this context, is represented by the Turkish people with whom the Greeks share a common history. The study aims to add a new perspective to the research generally carried out on the subject, namely, what the image of a "Turk" represents in the Greek narrative. The main objective of the study is to identify and describe the image of the Turk in the textbooks students use in primary schools in Greece.