Sanat ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi
Tarih Konuşmacılar Serisi
19.Yüzyıl Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nda Kamusal'ın İnşası
(Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Atatürk Enstitüsü)
Instead of employing the conventional antagonistic conceptualization of state and society, and understanding public and public opinion as merely sociological referents that emerged despite and against the state, this paper argues that the “public” and “public opinion” were constituted in a series of governmental practices that redefined politics in the second quarter of the nineteenth century in the Ottoman Empire. This process will be detailed by way of two examples: first, the changing status of public opinion with the establishment of surveillance and second, the symbolic yet consequential meaning of an unprecedented practice in courtly behavior, namely, the Ottoman sultan’s public visibility.
20 Mart 2008