Islam in Modern Turkey

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Kim Shively
The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys
  • Edinburgh: 
    Edinburgh University Press
    , February
     216 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


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Investigates the social and political forces that have shaped Islamic practices in Turkey, from 1923 to now

  • Covers a different topic in each chapter: the Kemalist revolution, Sunni Islam, the Alevi minority, Sufi communities, political parties, religious education, and the contemporary period
  • Explores issues that have shaped public debates about the role of religion in the Turkish secular state in case studies on, for example, veiling; the use of Atatürk imagery, and the liberalisation of the media
  • Looks at the important – if contested – role of women and gender in religious practice in modern Turkey
  • Draws on ethnographic detail based on the author’s research in Turkey over the last 28 years
  • Provides the historical context for the rise of the controversial Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party
  • Includes a note on Turkish usage and a glossary of key terms

This book provides a survey of Islam in Turkey since the founding of the modern republic in 1923. It examines the secularising policies of Turkey’s founders and how these policies have shaped the development of religious institutions and social expectations around religious practice up to the present day.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kim Shively



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