Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity
Author: Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2005-09-30
ISBN 10: 1135797242
ISBN 13: 9781135797249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevi Identity Book Review:

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
Author: Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780700710881
ISBN 13: 0700710884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevi Identity Book Review:

Alawites; cultural, religious and social perspectives.

Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity
Author: Elisabeth Özdalga,Catharina Raudvere,Tord Olsson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:648154723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevi Identity Book Review:

Alawites; cultural, religious and social perspectives.

Alevism as an Ethno Religious Identity

Alevism as an Ethno Religious Identity
Author: Celia Jenkins,Suavi Aydin,Umit Cetin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN 10: 1351600990
ISBN 13: 9781351600996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevism as an Ethno Religious Identity Book Review:

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.

Alevism as an Ethno Religious Identity

Alevism as an Ethno Religious Identity
Author: Celia Jenkins,Suavi Aydin,Umit Cetin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN 10: 1351600990
ISBN 13: 9781351600996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevism as an Ethno Religious Identity Book Review:

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
Author: Tözün Issa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN 10: 1317182642
ISBN 13: 9781317182641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevis in Europe Book Review:

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.

Turkey s Alevi Enigma

Turkey s Alevi Enigma
Author: Paul Joseph White,Joost Jongerden
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789004125384
ISBN 13: 9004125388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkey s Alevi Enigma Book Review:

This volume, written by specialists, be they political scientists, historians or anthropologists, is a convenient handbook on the origins and history of Turkey's Alevis - an important group that is largely unknown in the West. It examined their ethnic identity, cultural representation, political life, and relations with the Turkish State, The Turkish Left and the Kurdish National Movement.

Cultural Dynamics

Cultural Dynamics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4965553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Dynamics Book Review:

An international journal for the study of processes and temporality of culture.

Struggling for Recognition

Struggling for Recognition
Author: Martin Sökefeld
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781845454784
ISBN 13: 1845454782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Struggling for Recognition Book Review:

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.

Alevis in Europe

Alevis in Europe
Author: Tözün Issa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN 10: 1317182642
ISBN 13: 9781317182641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevis in Europe Book Review:

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.

Struggling with Alevi Identity

Struggling with Alevi Identity
Author: Michael Azariadis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:224886012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Struggling with Alevi Identity Book Review:

Music from Turkey in the Diaspora

Music from Turkey in the Diaspora
Author: Ursula Hemetek,Hande Sağlam
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080715298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music from Turkey in the Diaspora Book Review:

Om turkisk musik utanför Turkiet.

Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption

Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption
Author: Johanna Pink
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN 10: 1527556638
ISBN 13: 9781527556638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption Book Review:

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.

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey
Author: M. Hakan Yavuz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1144
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89063818595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey Book Review:

New Perspectives on Turkey

New Perspectives on Turkey
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015073524483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on Turkey Book Review:

Diaspora

Diaspora
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066271167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diaspora Book Review:

The Middle East

The Middle East
Author: Dale F. Eickelman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015018479504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East Book Review:

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
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000125291421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle East Report Book Review:

The Politics of Group Rights

The Politics of Group Rights
Author: Ishtiaq Ahmed
Publsiher: University Press of Amer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063363132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Group Rights Book Review:

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.

Alevism Bektashism

Alevism Bektashism
Author: Ali Yaman,Aykan Erdemir
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015067836216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevism Bektashism Book Review: