INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


THE BIRTH OF TURKISH CHİLDREN’S LİTERATURE: BOOKS FOR CHİLDREN IN NATIONAL LITERATURE PREIOD

The issue of education and children is one of the primary agenda items of Turkish thought and literature in the second constitutional period. Satı Bey's children's literature, which he initially encouraged to raise more modern Ottoman individuals, became a separate genre with the contribution of Turkish nationalism.

It is the literary genre preferred by the national literary artist to reach the child. During the period, almost all of the books published for children were written in poetry.

When the ideological content of the children's crops of the period is considered, it is seen that ideological arguments like the adult type are avoided because it is not appropriate to the cognitive level of the child and the sense of nationality is explained and constructed by love rather than hatred and with a simple logic interest. Although coincidentally, the grudge-hatred-revenge discourse has been avoided with pedagogical concerns. On the other hand, it was seen that the dominant Ottoman identity was replaced by the national identity with the strengthening of Turkish nationalism.



Keywords
Children's literature, National Literature, nationalism.



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