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Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks
     

Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks

by Jenny White
 

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ISBN-10: 0691155186

ISBN-13: 9780691155180

Pub. Date: 11/25/2012

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Jenny White reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's

Overview

Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Jenny White reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story or a cautionary tale. This provocative book traces how Muslim nationalists blur the line between the secular and the Islamic, supporting globalization and political liberalism, yet remaining mired in authoritarianism, intolerance, and cultural norms hostile to minorities and women.

In a new afterword, White analyzes the latest political developments, particularly the mass protests surrounding Gezi Park, their impact on Turkish political culture, and what they mean for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691155180
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2012
Series:
Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations xi
Abbreviations xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Islam and the Nation 24
Chapter 3 The Republic of Fear 54
Chapter 4 The Missionary and the Headscarf 80
Chapter 5 No Mixing 102
Chapter 6 Sex and the Nation: Veiled Identity 136
Chapter 7 Choice and Community: The Girl with Blue Hair 163
Chapter 8 Conclusion 181
Afterword to the new paperback edition 197
Notes 215
References 237
Index 249

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