Islam Secularism and Nationalism in Modern Turkey

Author: Soner Cagaptay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134174470
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It is commonly believed that during the interwar period, Kemalist secularism successfully eliminated religion from the public sphere in Turkey, leaving Turkish national identity devoid of religious content. However, through its examination of the impact of the Ottoman millet system on Turkish and Balkan nationalisms, this book presents a different view point. Cagaptay demonstrates that the legacy of the Ottomon millet system which divided the Ottoman population into religious compartments called millets, shaped Turkey’s understanding of nationalism in the interwar period. Providing a compelling examination of why and how religion shapes national identity in Turkey and the Balkans the book covers topics including: * Turkish nationalism * the Ottoman legacy * Kemalist citizenship policies and immigration * Kurds, Muslims and Jews and the ethno-religious limits of Turkishness. Incorporating documents from untapped Turkish archives, this book is essential reading for scholars and students with research interests in Turkey, Turkish nationalism and Middle East history.

Turkish Foreign Policy

Author: H. Kösebalaban
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118690
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This book explores how Turkey's contested national identity has affected its foreign policysince the late Ottoman era. The book takes a constructivist approach, asserting that identity matters for foreign policy decisions, but it separates itself from statist approaches by bringing identity question into domestic politics.

Contemporary Citizenship Art and Visual Culture

Author: Corey Dzenko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135126026X
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Taking citizenship as a political position, cultural process, and intertwining of both, this edited volume examines the role of visual art and visual culture as sites for the construction and contestation of both state-sanctioned and cultural citizenships from the late 1970s to today. Contributors to this book examine an assortment of visual media—painting, sculpture, photography, performance, the built environment, new media, and social practice—within diverse and international communities, such as the United States, South Africa, Turkey, and New Zealand. Topics addressed include, but are not limited to, citizenship in terms of: nation building, civic practices, border zones, transnationalism, statelessness, and affects of belonging as well as alternate forms of, or resistance to, citizenship.

Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East

Author: Benjamin Thomas White
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688935
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This book uses a study of Syria under the French mandate to show what historical developments led people to start describing themselves and others as 'minorities'.

Die Zukunft unserer Moral

Author: Matthias Drescher
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828871879
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Warum bleibt die christliche Moral bestehen, obwohl der Glaube abnimmt? Hierzu eine überraschende These: Das Gebot der Nächstenliebe ist ein Produkt der Angst. Es hat sich in einer einzigartigen historischen Konstellation entwickelt und wird auch heute wieder von der Angst um das Ich getragen. Kein himmlischer Ursprung also, aber paradoxerweise ein überaus festes Fundament, auf dem unsere Werte überleben können. "Matthias Drescher zeigt, wie sich Abstand von einer gesellschaftlichen Krisenstimmung gewinnen lässt, und wirbt für ein aktuelles Verständnis des Gebots der Nächstenliebe. Das Gebot ist nicht 'Ethik light' aus einer christlichen Tradition, die für viele vergangen ist, sondern eine Quelle moralischer Energie aus einem Erfahrungszusammenhang, der Kulturen übergreift." (Prof. Dr. Christoph Bultmann, Universität Erfurt)

Co ethnic Migrations Compared

Author: Jasna Čapo Žmegač
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
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Migration caused by European wars and the collapse of the Soviet Union is analysed comparitively under the headings of "(co-)ethnic migration" and "ethnically privileged migration." Particular attention is paid to the question of what happened to these co-ethnic groups after their resettlement in their putative ethnic homeland.

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey

Author: Metin Heper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136309632
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In recent years, there has been growing interest in Turkey, stemming from the country’s developing role in regional and global politics, its expanding economic strength, and its identity as a predominantly Muslim country with secular political institutions and democratic processes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging profile of modern Turkey. Bringing together original contributions from leading scholars with a wide range of backgrounds, this important reference work gives a unique in-depth survey of Turkish affairs, past and present. Thematically organised sections cover: Turkish history from the early Ottoman period to the present Turkish culture Politics and international relations Social issues Geography The Turkish economy and economics Presenting diverse and often competing views on all aspects of Turkish history, politics, society, culture, geography, and economics, this handbook will be an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Middle East studies, comparative politics, and culture and society.

Islam in Turkey Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199804337
Format: PDF, ePub
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit