Islam's Marriage with Neoliberalism: State Transformation in Turkey

Islam's Marriage with Neoliberalism: State Transformation in Turkey

by Y. Atasoy

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The transformationof theTurkish stateis examined here in the context of globalized frames of neo-liberal capitalism and contemporary schemas of Islamic politics. It shows how the historical emergence of two distinct yet intertwined imaginaries of state structuring, laiklik and Islam, continues to influence Turkish politics today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349361199
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/22/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

YILDIZ ATASOY is Associate Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her books include Hegemonic Transitions, the State and Crisis in Neoliberal Capitalism (edited); Turkey, Islamists and Democracy: Transition and Globalization in a Muslim State and Global Shaping and Its Alternatives (edited with William K. Carroll).

Table of Contents

Islam's Marriage with Neoliberalism The Allure of the West Turkish Islam: Unthinking Kemalism? Reconstituting the State: The Islamic Framing of Neoliberalism Kemalist State Feminism and the Islamic Dress Code Politics Without Guarantees: The Headscarf Ban Headscarf Madness: Narratives of Religious Rights Conclusion References Notes Index

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