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Contextual Approaches in Sociology

Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas

Contextual Approaches in Sociology is a collection of essays on a wide range of sociological issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The volume presents applications of grounded theory, social capital, education, social rituals and gender issues. It will appeal to a wide range of academic leadership, including educators, researchers, social students and teachers, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact with students and teachers in a sociological context.
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Historiography on the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878): Between Continuity and Change



As for the 18th century, in the European literature, the epithets of “despotism and tyranny” were preferred for the Ottoman Empire in particular and for the East in general. With the accumulation of these epithets, a discourse was developed which accentuated the virtues of the Grand Nations of being “socialistic-humanistic,” “part in the right of self-determination of individuals and societies,” “defender of oppressed individuals and societies,” and especially being patrons of the oppressed Ottoman Christian subjects. The “European” virtues, which were mentioned in the letters and official writings delivered to Bâb-ı Âlî and in the newspaper articles, etc., formed the basis for demanding a compromise from the Ottoman State.

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