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. Forthcoming. "Developmental Idealism and Beliefs About Marriage and Fertility in Turkey." Population Research and Policy Review.

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.

Recent Pub

Kavas & Thornton. "Developmental Idealism and Beliefs About Marriage and Fertility in Turkey," in Population Research and Policy Review.

Recent Pub

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

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Keera. "Parents' Valuation of Approving a Child's Spouse in a Context of Marital Change." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

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

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