Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity
Author: Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2005-09-30
ISBN 10: 1135797250
ISBN 13: 9781135797256
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: 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.

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.

Alevi Identity

Alevi Identity
Author: Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780700710874
ISBN 13: 0700710876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alevi Identity Book Review:

Alawites; cultural, religious and social perspectives.

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 J. White,Joost Jongerden
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2021-08-04
ISBN 10: 9004492356
ISBN 13: 9789004492356
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.

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.

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders
Author: Ozlem Goner
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 1315462966
ISBN 13: 9781315462967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders Book Review:

This book examines the ways in which states and nations are constructed and legitimated through defining and managing outsiders. Focusing on Turkey and the municipality of Dersim – a region that has historically combined different outsider identities, including Armenian, Kurdish, and Alevi identities – the author explores the remembering, transformation and mobilisation of everyday relations of power and the manner in which relationships with the state shape both outsider identities and the conception of the nation itself. Together with a discussion of the recent decade in which the history, identity, and nature of Dersim have been central to various social and political organisations, the author concentrates on three defining periods of state-outsider relationships – the massacre and the following displacements in Dersim known as ‘1938’; the growth of capitalism in Turkey and the leftist movements in Dersim between World War II and the coup d’état of 1980; and the rise of the PKK and the ‘state of exception’ in Dersim in the 1990s – to show how outsiders came to be defined as ‘exceptions to the law’ and how they were managed in different periods. Drawing on archival methods, field research, in-depth and multiple-session interviews and focus groups with three consecutive generations, this book offers a historical understanding of relationships of power and struggle as they are actualised and challenged at particular localities and shaped through the making of outsiderness. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology, anthropology and political science, as well as historians.

Turkish Migration Identity and Integration

Turkish Migration  Identity and Integration
Author: Betül Dilara Şeker,Ali Çağlar
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 1910781126
ISBN 13: 9781910781128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkish Migration Identity and Integration Book Review:

The Alevis in Turkey and Europe

The Alevis in Turkey and Europe
Author: Elise Massicard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415667968
ISBN 13: 9780415667968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alevis in Turkey and Europe Book Review:

This book examines the development of identity politics amongst the Alevis in Europe and Turkey, which simultaneously provided the movement access to different resources and challenged its unity of action. While some argue that Aleviness is a religious phenomenon, and others claim it is a cultural or a political trend, this book analyzes the various strategies of claim-making and reconstructions of Aleviness as well as responses to the movement by various Turkish and German actors. Drawing on intensive fieldwork, Elise Massicard suggests that because of activists' many different definitions of Aleviness, the movement is in this sense an "identity movement without an identity."

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey
Author: M. Hakan Yavuz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2003-08-28
ISBN 10: 0195160851
ISBN 13: 9780195160857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey Book Review:

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 Ataturk'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 Ataturk led Turkey through a process of rapid secularization and crushed Islamic opposition to his authoritarian rule. Yavuz argues that, since Ataturk'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.

Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism
Author: Marcello Mollica
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 3643802013
ISBN 13: 9783643802019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentalism Book Review:

With the aim of shedding some light on the many ambiguities that contemporary dramatic events have brought to the fore, this volume collects eight ethnographic contributions-the product of fieldwork conducted in the last two years in geographical problem areas-upon fundamentalism and transnationalism, religiously driven deviations, and challenges in data collection. This book also provides a slightly different contribution from the dominant academic rhetoric, with chapters that cut across established historical "academic" regions while intersecting anthropological and cultural areas, thus deliberately connecting the Caucasus to the Eastern Mediterranean shores through the Anatolian peninsula and the northern Mesopotamia region. (Series: Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology / Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien, Vol. 44) [Subject: Social Anthropology, Ethnography]

The Kurds of Turkey

The Kurds of Turkey
Author: Cuma Çiçek
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-12-22
ISBN 10: 1786731096
ISBN 13: 9781786731098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kurds of Turkey Book Review:

In fact, Kurds in Turkey have many diverse political and ideological orientations. Focusing on the elites of these informal groups - national, religious and economic - Cuma Cicek analyses the consequences of the divisions and subsequent prospects of consensus building. Using an innovative theoretical framework founded on constructivism, the 'three 'I's' model and various strands of sociology, Cicek considers the dynamics that affect the Kurds in Turkey across issues as diverse as the central state, geopolitics, nationalism, Europeanisation and globalisation. In so doing, he examines the consensus-building process of 1999-2015 and presents the possible route to a unified Kurdish political state.Cicek's in-depth and meticulously researched work adds an indispensable layer of nuance to our conception of the Kurdish community. This is an important book for students or researchers with an interest in the history and present of the Kurds and their future in Turkey and across the Middle East.

KURDISH STUDIES VOLUME 8 NUMBER 1 MAY 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE ALEVI KURDS HISTORY POLITICS AND IDENTITY

KURDISH STUDIES  VOLUME 8  NUMBER 1  MAY 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE  ALEVI KURDS  HISTORY  POLITICS AND IDENTITY
Author: Umit Cetin,Celia Jenkins,Suavi Aydin
Publsiher: Transnational Press London
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-05-25
ISBN 10: 1912997487
ISBN 13: 9781912997480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

KURDISH STUDIES VOLUME 8 NUMBER 1 MAY 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE ALEVI KURDS HISTORY POLITICS AND IDENTITY Book Review:

Special Issue: Alevi Kurds: History, Politics and Identity | Guest edited by Umit Cetin, Celia Jenkins, and Suavi Aydın | EDITORIAL: Alevi Kurds: History, Politics and Identity by Umit Cetin, Celia Jenkins, and Suavi Aydın | Politics and Identity in Alevi Kurds: An Interview with Martin van Bruinessen by Umit Cetin, Celia Jenkins, and Suavi Aydın | A Survey of the Roots and History of Kurdish Alevism: What are the Divergences and Convergences between Kurdish Alevi Groups inTurkey? by Suavi Aydın | Reflections on the 19th Century Missionary Reports as Sources for the History of the (Kurdish) Kizilbash by Ayfer Karakaya-Stump | Political Representation of Alevi Kurds in Turkey: Historical Trends and Main Transformations by Cengiz Gunes | The Struggle to Make Diaspora Alevis Companion with Working Class: Alevism in Kavga / Kervan Magazine by Tuncay Bilecen | Diasporic Homeland, Rise of Identity and New Traditionalism: The Case of the British Alevi Festival by Cemal Salman | Language Attitudes and Religion: Kurdish Alevis in the UK by Birgul Yilmaz | “Aspirational Capital” and Transformations in First-Generation Alevi-Kurdish Parents’ Involvement with Their Children’s Education in theUK by Celia Jenkins | Unregulated Desires: Anomie, the “Rainbow Underclass” and Second-Generation Alevi Kurdish Gangs in London by Umit Cetin | Book Reviews

Islam and Muslims in Germany

Islam and Muslims in Germany
Author: Ala Al-Hamarneh,Jörn Thielmann
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2008-02-25
ISBN 10: 904743000X
ISBN 13: 9789047430001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and Muslims in Germany Book Review:

In the European discourse of post 9/11 reality, concepts such as “Multiculturalism”, “Integration” and “European Islam” are becoming more and more topical. The empirically- based contributions in this volume aim to reflect the variety of current Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. The volume goes beyond the fragmented methods of minority case studies and the monolithic view of Muslims as portrayed by mass media to present fresh theoretical approaches and in-depth analyses of a rich mosaic of communities, cultures and social practices. Issues of politics, religion, society, economics, media, art, literature, law and gender are addressed. The result is a vibrant state-of-the-art publication of studies of real-life communities and individuals.

Managing Invisibility

Managing Invisibility
Author: Hande Sözer
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN 10: 9004279199
ISBN 13: 9789004279193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Invisibility Book Review:

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.

The Changing Leadership Roles of Dedes in the Alevi Movement

The Changing Leadership Roles of   Dedes   in the Alevi Movement
Author: Deniz Cosan Eke
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 3839459575
ISBN 13: 9783839459577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Leadership Roles of Dedes in the Alevi Movement Book Review:

What is the function of clerical leadership in Alevism based on sociocultural and political understandings? To answer that complex question, Deniz Cosan Eke examines the political, cultural, and religious debates surrounding Alevis and the Alevi movement in relation to the ideas and claims of the Turkish state, Alevi communities in Turkey, and migrant Alevi communities in Germany. The book, which focuses on the emergence of collective emotions in religious rituals, the struggle of religious groups in migration processes, and the leadership role of clergy in social movements, is of great interest to a wide readership.

Balkan Identities

Balkan Identities
Author: Maria Todorova,Professor Maria Todorova
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2004-04
ISBN 10: 9780814782798
ISBN 13: 0814782795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balkan Identities Book Review:

Balkan Identities brings together historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars all working under the shared conviction that the only way to overcome history is to intimately understand it. The contributors of Balkan Identities focus on historical memory, collective national memory, and the political manipulation of national identities. They refine our understanding of memory and identity in general and explore and assess the significance of particular manifestations of Balkan national identities and national memories in the region. The essays in Balkan Identities grapple with three major problems: the construction of historical memory, sites of national memory, and the mobilization of national identities. While most essays focus on a single country (e.g. Croatia, Romania, Turkey, Cyprus, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia), they are in dialogue with each other and share an opposition to rigid isolationist identities. Illuminating and challenging, Balkan Identities demonstrates the ever-changing nature of a troubled and culturally vibrant region.

Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity

Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity
Author: Scott H. Boyd,Mary Ann Walter
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN 10: 144383954X
ISBN 13: 9781443839549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity Book Review:

Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity: Critical Cases engages the paradox of cultural difference and social solidarity within contemporary contexts. Several of the essays in this book focus on individuals negotiating with perceptions of their personal, social, and political identity. Other contributions frame the political perceptions of the individuals and the cultural communities those perceptions construct. In this collection are essays concerning immigrants and the negotiation of sacred, political, and cultural spaces in the United Arab Emirates, the UK, Germany, and Australia as well as analyses of internal cultural differences and solidarity in Québec, Canada and Turkey. Selections include an analysis of language accommodation asymmetry in the Gulf States; ethnopluralism and right wing extremism in Germany; the search of renewed Alevi identity in Australia; and the difference between post-war and post-EU ascension Polish immigrants in the UK. In addition, two essays concern challenges and analysis of Canadian and Québécois multi-culturalism. Finally, three contributions focus on Turkey through an analysis of perceptions of the dead in Turkey’s Kurdish conflict; transformation of urban identities in the Turkish city of Mersin; and how plurality is incorporated into symbolic representations of religious difference in Antakya, Turkey. Each essay in this book describes processes of differences and solidarities within specific contexts, challenging implicitly or explicitly the paradoxical entanglement of the two. Through this collection, the editors intend to begin to demonstrate the possibility of a broader acceptance of solidarities through difference.

The Migration Conference 2017 Programme and Abstracts Book

The Migration Conference 2017 Programme and Abstracts Book
Author: Ibrahim Sirkeci,Fethiye Tilbe,Mehtap Erdogan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-04
ISBN 10: 1910781681
ISBN 13: 9781910781685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Migration Conference 2017 Programme and Abstracts Book Book Review:

The Migration Conference 2017 hosted by Harokopio University, Athens from 23 to 26 August. The 5th conference in our series, the 2017 Conference was probably the largest scholarly gathering on migration with a global scope. Human mobility, border management, integration and security, diversity and minorities as well as spatial patterns, identity and economic implications have dominated the public agenda and gave an extra impetus for the study of movers and non-movers over the last decade or so. Throughout the program of the Migration Conference you will find various key thematic areas are covered in about 400 presentations by about 400 colleagues coming from all around the world from Australia to Canada, China to Mexico, South Africa to Finland. We are also proud to bring you opportunities to meet with some of the leading scholars in the field. Our line of keynote speakers include Saskia Sassen, Oded Stark, Giuseppe Sciortino, Neli Esipova, and Yuksel Pazarkaya.