Humoring the State

Humoring the State The South Atlantic Quarterly :/, Spring/Summer . Copyright ©  by Duke University Press. ‘‘I’m reading Huntington these days. He says there will be a CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS in the world. It’s a good thing we’re not a civilization.’’ ‘‘To tell you the truth, I’m more for Wallerstein’s theses.’’ ‘‘Do you happen to have Turkish coffee?’’ ‘‘I want to go to space when I grow up.’’ ‘‘Then you have to learn English.’’ ‘‘Look mom, an Ottoman!’’ ‘‘So our Sabri is a Christian, huh? Where did you get that idea?’’ ‘‘Don’t you know? He died the other day, and they had his funeral in a church.’’ ‘‘I’m going through an incredible identity crisis these days. Am I a Turk? Greek? Arab? Or a Byzantian Jew?’’ ‘‘How’s your French? I have a wonderful article on this topic.’’ ‘‘My mother is a pure-blood Albenian.’’ ‘‘My father is a pure-blood Georgian.’’ ‘‘As for me, I am a pure-blood Turk.’’ ‘‘I am totally confused. My family will let me go to university only if I wear the headscarf, and the state will let me only if I don’t.’’ ‘‘As a GERMAN NATIONALIST, I am against Turks’ being accepted into the EU.’’ ‘‘And as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png South Atlantic Quarterly Duke University Press

Humoring the State

South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 102 (2-3) – Apr 1, 2003

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press
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0038-2876
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1527-8026
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10.1215/00382876-102-2-3-397
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The South Atlantic Quarterly :/, Spring/Summer . Copyright ©  by Duke University Press. ‘‘I’m reading Huntington these days. He says there will be a CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS in the world. It’s a good thing we’re not a civilization.’’ ‘‘To tell you the truth, I’m more for Wallerstein’s theses.’’ ‘‘Do you happen to have Turkish coffee?’’ ‘‘I want to go to space when I grow up.’’ ‘‘Then you have to learn English.’’ ‘‘Look mom, an Ottoman!’’ ‘‘So our Sabri is a Christian, huh? Where did you get that idea?’’ ‘‘Don’t you know? He died the other day, and they had his funeral in a church.’’ ‘‘I’m going through an incredible identity crisis these days. Am I a Turk? Greek? Arab? Or a Byzantian Jew?’’ ‘‘How’s your French? I have a wonderful article on this topic.’’ ‘‘My mother is a pure-blood Albenian.’’ ‘‘My father is a pure-blood Georgian.’’ ‘‘As for me, I am a pure-blood Turk.’’ ‘‘I am totally confused. My family will let me go to university only if I wear the headscarf, and the state will let me only if I don’t.’’ ‘‘As a GERMAN NATIONALIST, I am against Turks’ being accepted into the EU.’’ ‘‘And as

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