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100 1  Soganci, Ismail Ozgur 
245 13 An interdisciplinary study of problematizing a curricular 
       muteness:  Figurative representation in Islam and Turkish 
       art education 
300    330 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-
       02, Section: A, page: 0454 
500    Adviser:  Mary Stokrocki 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Arizona State University, 2005 
520    Despite various conflicting assertions in mass media; 
       religious literature and daily conversations, Turkish art 
       education, on curricular, instructional and research 
       levels, remains mute on the issue of "the lawfulness of 
       figurative representation" in Islamic cultures. By 
       reviewing the history of aniconism, the avoidance of 
       naturalistic figurative representation in the Turkish 
       context, and presenting an overview of the transition from
       the visual traditions of the Ottoman Era to the 
       Eurocentric practices of the Republic Era, I problematize 
       the choices that shaped the current negligent attitude of 
       Turkish art schooling toward the historically rooted 
       aniconic tendencies. I include an interdisciplinary 
       overview of the origins of aniconism in the general 
       cultural context of Islam which intents to serve as an 
       expansive knowledge base upon which art educators can 
       build scenarios for relevant instruction. Through in-depth
       conversational interviews with ten middle school students 
       from differing cultural, religious, and economic 
       backgrounds, I provide readers with a qualitative account 
       of student understandings on figurative art in relation to
       various understandings of Islam in Turkey. This account 
       gives rise to multiple implications for art education 
       practice and research derived from particular findings in 
       the interview conversations and deduced from broader 
       cultural, religious, and political constructs that operate
       in the Turkish context. The main implication I emphasize 
       is that connections between contemporary visual culture 
       and historically rooted aniconic tendencies are critically
       important if students are to develop an understanding of 
       the richness and complexity of their visual world while 
       avoiding stereotypical beliefs. Consequently, through 
       conceptual and practical recommendations on how to 
       approach old visual traditions. I invite art educators in 
       Turkey and in the global context to include contextually 
       relevant information on aniconism in their instruction 
590    School code: 0010 
590    DDC 
650  4 Education, Art 
650  4 Philosophy 
650  4 Art History 
690    0273 
690    0422 
690    0377 
710 20 Arizona State University 
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