Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity
Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives

by Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-09-30
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1135797242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the rising momentum for new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have also emerged on the scene, demanding due recognition. In this process a number of dramatic events have served as important milestones: the clashes between Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the riots in Istanbul (Gaziosmanpasa) in 1995. Less evocative, but in the long run more significant, has been the rising interest in Alevi folklore and religious practices. Questions have also arisen as to what this branch of Islamic heterodoxy represents in terms of old and new identities. In this book, these questions are addressed by some of the most prominent scholars in the field.

Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity
Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives : Papers Read at a Conference Held at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, November 25-27, 1996

by Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780700710881
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alawites; cultural, religious and social perspectives.

Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity
Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives : Papers Read at a Conference Held at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, November 25-27, 1996

by Elisabeth Özdalga,Catharina Raudvere,Tord Olsson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alawites; cultural, religious and social perspectives.

Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity

Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity
Contested Boundaries

by Celia Jenkins,Suavi Aydin,Umit Cetin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-10-23
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1351600990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Until recently the importance of religion in the modern world has often been underestimated in Western societies, whereas its significance is absolutely crucial in the Middle East. Religion is critical to a sense of belonging for communities and nations, and can be a force for unity or division. This is the case for the Alevis, an ethnic and religious community that constitutes approximately 20% of the Turkish population – its second largest religious group. In the current crisis in the Middle East, the heightened religious tensions between Sunnis, Shias and Alawites raise questions about who the Alevis are and where they stand in this conflict. With an ambiguous relationship to Islam, historically Alevis have been treated as a ‘suspect community’ in Turkey and recently, whilst distinct from Alawites, have sympathised with the Assad regime’s secular orientation. The chapters in this book analyse different aspects of Alevi identity in relation to religion, politics, culture, education and national identity, drawing on specialist research in the field. The approach is interdisciplinary and contributes to wider debates concerning ethnicity, religion, migration and trans/national identity within and across ethno-religious boundaries. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the National Identities journal.

Alevis in Europe

Alevis in Europe
Voices of Migration, Culture and Identity

by Tözün Issa

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-07-22
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1317182642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Alevis are a significant minority in Turkey, and now also in the countries of Western Europe. Over the past century, many of them have migrated from rural enclaves on the Anatolian plateau to the great cities of Istanbul and Ankara, and from there to the countries of the European Union. This book asks who are they? How do they construct their identities – now and in the past; in Turkey and in Europe? A range of scholars, writing from sociological, historical, socio-psychological and political perspectives, present analysis and research that shows the Alevi communities grouping and regrouping, defining and redefining – sometimes as an ethnic minority, sometimes as religious groups, sometimes around a political philosophy - contingently responding to circumstances of the Turkish Republic’s political position and to the immigration policies of Western Europe. Contributors consider Alevi roots and cultural practices in their villages of origin; the changes in identity following the migration to the gecekondu shanty towns surrounding the cities of Turkey; the changes consequent on their second diaspora to Germany, the UK, Sweden and other European countries; and the implications of European citizenship for their identity. This collection offers a new and significant contribution to the study of migration and minorities in the wider European context.

Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity

Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity
Contested Boundaries

by Celia Jenkins,Suavi Aydin,Umit Cetin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-10-23
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1351600990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Until recently the importance of religion in the modern world has often been underestimated in Western societies, whereas its significance is absolutely crucial in the Middle East. Religion is critical to a sense of belonging for communities and nations, and can be a force for unity or division. This is the case for the Alevis, an ethnic and religious community that constitutes approximately 20% of the Turkish population – its second largest religious group. In the current crisis in the Middle East, the heightened religious tensions between Sunnis, Shias and Alawites raise questions about who the Alevis are and where they stand in this conflict. With an ambiguous relationship to Islam, historically Alevis have been treated as a ‘suspect community’ in Turkey and recently, whilst distinct from Alawites, have sympathised with the Assad regime’s secular orientation. The chapters in this book analyse different aspects of Alevi identity in relation to religion, politics, culture, education and national identity, drawing on specialist research in the field. The approach is interdisciplinary and contributes to wider debates concerning ethnicity, religion, migration and trans/national identity within and across ethno-religious boundaries. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the National Identities journal.

Struggling for Recognition

Struggling for Recognition
The Alevi Movement in Germany and in Transnational Space

by Martin Sökefeld

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9781845454784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As a religious and cultural minority in Turkey, the Alevis have suffered a long history of persecution and discrimination. In the late 1980s they started a movement for the recognition of Alevi identity in both Germany and Turkey. Today, they constitute a significant segment of Germany's Turkish immigrant population. In a departure from the current debate on identity and diaspora, Sökefeld offers a rich account of the emergence and institutionalization of the Alevi movement in Germany, giving particular attention to its politics of recognition within Germany and in a transnational context. The book deftly combines empirical findings with innovative theoretical arguments and addresses current questions of migration, diaspora, transnationalism, and identity.

Cultural Dynamics

Cultural Dynamics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An international journal for the study of processes and temporality of culture.

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey
A Book

by M. Hakan Yavuz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003-08-28
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9780195347708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In November of 2002, the Justice and Development Party swept to victory in the Turkish parliamentary elections. Because of the party's Islamic roots, its electoral triumph has sparked a host of questions both in Turkey and in the West: Does the party harbor a secret Islamist agenda? Will the new government seek to overturn nearly a century of secularization stemming from Kemal Atatürk's early-twentieth-century reforms? Most fundamentally, is Islam compatible with democracy? In this penetrating work, M. Hakan Yavuz seeks to answer these questions, and to provide a comprehensive analysis of Islamic political identity in Turkey. He begins in the early twentieth century, when Kemal Atatürk led Turkey through a process of rapid secularization and crushed Islamic opposition to his authoritarian rule. Yavuz argues that, since Atatürk's death in 1938, however, Turkey has been gradually moving away from his militant secularism and experiencing "a quiet Muslim reformation." Islamic political identity is not homogeneous, says Yavuz, but can be modern and progressive as well as conservative and potentially authoritarian. While the West has traditionally seen Kemalism as an engine for reform against "reactionary" political Islam, in fact the Kemalist establishment has traditionally used the "Islamic threat" as an excuse to avoid democratization and thus hold on to power. Yavuz offers an account of the "soft coup" of 1997, in which the Kemalist military-bureaucratic establishment overthrew the democratically elected coalition government, which was led by the pro-Islamic Refah party. He argues that the soft coup plunged Turkey into a renewed legitimacy crisis which can only be resolved by the liberalization of the political system. The book ends with a discussion of the most recent election and its implications for Turkey and the Muslim world. Yavuz argues that Islamic social movements can be important agents for promoting a democratic and pluralistic society, and that the Turkish example holds long term promise for the rest of the Muslim world. Based on extensive fieldwork and interviews, this work offers a sophisticated new understanding of the role of political Islam in one of the world's most strategically important countries.

Music from Turkey in the Diaspora

Music from Turkey in the Diaspora
A Book

by Ursula Hemetek,Hande Sağlam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Om turkisk musik utanför Turkiet.

Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption

Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption
Politics, Culture and Identity between the Local and the Global

by Johanna Pink

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-07-13
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1527556638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the course of the 20th century, hardly a region in the world has escaped the triumph of global consumerism. Muslim societies are no exception. Globalized brands are pervasive, and the landscapes of consumption are changing at a breathtaking pace. Yet Muslim consumers are not passive victims of the homogenizing forces of globalization. They actively appropriate and adapt the new commodities and spaces of consumption to their own needs and integrate them into their culture. Simultaneously, this culture is reshaped and reinvented to comply with the mechanisms of conspicuous consumption. It is these processes that this volume seeks to address from an interdisciplinary perspective. The papers in this anthology present innovative approaches to a wide range of issues that have, so far, barely received scholarly attention. The topics range from the changing spaces of consumption to Islamic branding, from the marketing of religious music to the consumption patterns of Muslim minority groups. This anthology uses consumption as a prism through which to view, and better understand, the enormous transformations that Muslim societies—Middle Eastern, South-East Asian, as well as diasporic ones—have undergone in the past few decades.

New Perspectives on Turkey

New Perspectives on Turkey
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Struggling with Alevi Identity

Struggling with Alevi Identity
An Anthropological Analysis of the Social Processes that Structure the Unequal Relationship Between the Abdal and Tahtaci Communities of Fethiye, Southwestern Turkey

by Michael Azariadis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Managing Invisibility

Managing Invisibility
Dissimulation and Identity Maintenance among Alevi Bulgarian Turks

by Hande Sözer

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2014-07-25
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9004279199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Managing Invisibility, Hande Sözer examines complicated invisibilities of Alevi Bulgarian Turks as a double-minority which faces structural and societal discrimination in Bulgaria and Turkey. The data for the book was gathered during 18 months of fieldwork in both settings.

Diaspora

Diaspora
A Journal of Transnational Studies

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Struggling for Recognition

Struggling for Recognition
The Alevi Movement in Germany and in Transnational Space

by Martin Sökefeld

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2008-05-30
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 085745014X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As a religious and cultural minority in Turkey, the Alevis have suffered a long history of persecution and discrimination. In the late 1980s they started a movement for the recognition of Alevi identity in both Germany and Turkey. Today, they constitute a significant segment of Germany's Turkish immigrant population. In a departure from the current debate on identity and diaspora, Sökefeld offers a rich account of the emergence and institutionalization of the Alevi movement in Germany, giving particular attention to its politics of recognition within Germany and in a transnational context. The book deftly combines empirical findings with innovative theoretical arguments and addresses current questions of migration, diaspora, transnationalism, and identity.

The Middle East

The Middle East
An Anthropological Approach

by Dale F. Eickelman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Middle East: An Anthropological Approach presents a cogent analysis of the great impact economic and political change imposes on the Middle East. Socio-political complexities inherent to this highly volatile region are thoroughly emphasized: political and religious authority; communal, national, and religious loyalties; family and personal ties shaping Middle Eastern societies and cultures. -- Back cover.

Middle East Report

Middle East Report
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Politics of Group Rights

The Politics of Group Rights
The State and Multiculturalism

by Ishtiaq Ahmed

  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Politics of Group Rights presents case studies from seven countries, illuminated by the latest insights from multicultural and group-rights theory, that explore the political implications of cultural diversity has powerful political implications for both industrialized nations and developing countries.

Nationalism, Minorities and Diasporas

Nationalism, Minorities and Diasporas
Identity and Rights in the Middle East

by Kirsten E. Schulze,Martin Stokes,Colm Campbell

  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
  • Release : 1996-12-31
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Israel - Raphael Cohen-Almagor