Serap KavasSerap Kavas

Serap Kavas is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey, and a Fulbright Fellow at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests lie in gender, family and modernization, with a regional focus on Middle East, Turkey in particular. Her current research focuses on continuity and change in Turkish family within the framework of modernization projects and aspiration for westernization in Turkey and their linkage to developmental idealism.

Articles & Chapters

Kavas, Serap, and Arland Thornton. 2020. "Beliefs About Family Change And Development In Turkey." PSC Research Report No. 20-897. 11 2020.

Kavas, Serap, and Arland Thornton. 2019. "Developmental Idealism and Beliefs About Marriage and Fertility in Turkey." Population Research and Policy Review, 39(1): 47-75.

Kavas, Serap. 2015. "'Wardrobe Modernity': Western Attire as a Tool of Modernization in Turkey." Middle Eastern Studies, 51(4): 515-539.

Kavas, Serap. 2014. "Discourses Of Demographic Change And Population Policies In Turkey In The Twentieth Century." Demográfia, 57(5): 91–112.

Kavas, Serap, and Arland Thornton. 2013. "Adjustment and Hybridity in Turkish Family Change: Perspectives from Developmental Idealism." Journal of Family History, 38(2): 223-241.

Event

Dec 8: Arland Thornton revisits his 2001 PAA Presidential Address on "Reading History Sideways."

Recent Pub

Special Issue On Developmental Idealism, Sociology of Development, 2019.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Thornton, Mitchell, and Young-Demarco. "The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan