Hopa hemsinlis: history, language and identity

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Kaya, Neşe (2014) Hopa hemsinlis: history, language and identity. [Thesis]

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Abstract

This thesis aims at studying with the Homşetsnak/Hemşince speaking Hopa Hemşinlis with a focus on their history, language, culture, and ethnic identity with the use of ethnographic data and oral history interviews. My analysis focuses on how Hopa Hemşinlis construct their past at the present, as well as the already existing studies on Hemşin history within a discussion of history writing in general. This study also describes the history of Hemşince focusing on the language ideologies held by Hopa Hemşinlis in addition to the processes having impact on the use of Hemşince. In this study, it is depicted that Hemşin history and language are resorted as sites for ethnic identity negotiations and discussions by researchers as well as Hopa Hemşinlis. Although there have been endeavors to attain Turkish and Armenian origins to Hopa Hemşinlis, which still continue today, Hopa Hemşinlis exhibit a strong sense of Hemşinli identity.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hopa Hemşinlis. -- Hemşin history. -- Hemşince. -- Language ideologies. -- Ethnic identity. -- Hopalı Hemşinliler. -- Hemşin tarihi. -- Hemşince. -- Dil ideolojileri. -- Etnik kimlik.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Cultural Studies
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:11
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/34030

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