Gender roles in historical reformation
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Gender Roles in Historical Reformation is a study of Orhan Pamuk’s memoir Istanbul : Memories and the City from a transnational- postmodern feminist perspective. In the memoir, the theme of melancholy is very much prevalent. It often seems, it transcendence the personal territory of the author and frames it to a national level. The Diasporic nature of Turkish national culture problematizes it farther. It is rather a fascinating phenomenon of culture where the home culture sprouts a third space within its own. Therefore, the gender identity becomes critical than usual. The nation as a whole takes role in the binary play of hegemony and makes the gender role much more critical. It is the gender identity of the author, which makes this narration more interesting for a nationalist feminist reading.