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Minorities under Law

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

in Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166094
eISBN:
9781400873814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166094.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the implications of adopting religion as a category to draw together individuals and communities as corporate bodies that are depicted as in need of legal protection to achieve ... More


Introduction

Ayfer Karakaya-Stump

in The Kizilbash/Alevis in Ottoman Anatolia: Sufism, Politics and Community

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474432689
eISBN:
9781474476799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432689.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introduction places the book in the context of the larger literature on Islam in Anatolia. It explains how this book is part of a recent wave of studies that take a critical, revisionist approach ... More


The Alevi quest in Europe through the redefinition of the Alevi movement: recognition and political participation, a case study of the Fuaf in France

Deniz Koşulu

in Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A very particular community identity is that of the Alevis, one of the lesser known Muslim immigrant communities in Europe with a deep syncretic tradition in central and eastern Anatolia. This ... More


The Critics of the Movement

M. Hakan Yavuz

in Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927999
eISBN:
9780199980543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927999.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter will examine why and how diverse groups are challenging both the discourse and strategies of the Gülen movement. The main groups that criticize the project of the Gülen movement are the ... More


Limits of Sectarianism: Shi‘ism and Ahl Al-Bayt Islam among Turkish Migrant Communities in Germany

Benjamin Weineck

in Shi'a Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430371
eISBN:
9781474464895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430371.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

A good example of the porosity of sectarian boundaries is provided in this chapter on Turkish migrants in Germany of Shi’a backgrounds. While the Shi’a religious field in Germany is fairly small and ... More


Peace at Home

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter reviews the government policies in Turkey in a host of long outstanding issue areas, mostly predating the AKP rule, such as the tension between piety and secularism, especially in ... More


Ritual as a Source of Conflict

Robert Langer, Thomas Quartier, Udo Simon, Jan Snoek, and Gerard Wiegers

in Ritual, Media, and Conflict

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735235
eISBN:
9780199895175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735235.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assembles four cases and asks: under what conditions do publicly mediatized rituals and ritualized practices become a source of conflict? In the first case, the authors show that when ... More


Writing Religion: The Making of Turkish Alevi Islam

Markus Dressler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969401
eISBN:
9780199346103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969401.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Academic and political debates on the nature and the history of the Alevis of Turkey have since the early 20th century, within the politics of Ottoman/Turkish modernization and Turkish ... More


Entering the Gaze of the Nationalists

Markus Dressler

in Writing Religion: The Making of Turkish Alevi Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969401
eISBN:
9780199346103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969401.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the role that the Kızılbaş-Alevis played in the context of late Ottoman and early Kemalist social engineering and the nationalist goal of creating an ethnically and religiously ... More


Religiography: Taxonomies of Essences and Differences

Markus Dressler

in Writing Religion: The Making of Turkish Alevi Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969401
eISBN:
9780199346103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969401.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is concerned with the description, analysis, and theorization of inner-Islamic difference, and the evolution of Turkish religion and Turkish Islam in Köprülü’s opus. It aims to show that ... More


Alevi and Alevilik in the Work of Fuad Köprülü and His Legacy

Markus Dressler

in Writing Religion: The Making of Turkish Alevi Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969401
eISBN:
9780199346103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969401.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter begins with an attempt to trace and systematize the meanings given to the term Alevi in the work of Köprülü. Marked by the taxonomic devices discussed in the previous chapter, the ... More


Moral Transformation: Taking Honor Out of Honor Killing

Robert Paul Churchill

in Women in the Crossfire: Understanding and Ending Honor Killing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190468569
eISBN:
9780190468590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468569.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter and the next are about ending honor killing through moral transformations occurring within communities. The emphasis is on facilitating and curating reforms that community members come ... More


“The Narcissism of the Minor Difference” and Religious Violence: The Case of the Alevis and Sunnis of Central Anatolia1

Benoît Fliche

in Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190845780
eISBN:
9780190943011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845780.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the relations between Sunnis and Alevis in Turkey. Of Turkey's two major religious groups, the Alevis and the Sunnis, the Alevis represent a minority corresponding to ... More


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