Islam in Turkey

Ibrahim Kalin

in Islamic Studies

ISBN: 9780195390155
Published online December 2009 | | DOI:
Islam in Turkey

Show Summary Details


Islam in Turkey has been the subject of various studies in such diverse disciplines as sociology, political science, anthropology, cultural studies, religious studies, international relations, and gender studies. The various expressions of Islam in Turkish culture and society have been studied in the context of such grand narratives as tradition, modernity, postmodernity, Islam-West relations, secularism, secularization, and religious revival and reform. Furthermore, the study of Islam in Turkey includes a wide range of issues, including Turkish modernization, the rise of new elites, religion and secularism, state and society, Islam and democracy, civilian-military relations, military coups, economic development, Sufi orders, Turkey's EU accession process, the Kurds, the Alevis, and other religious and ethnic identities. These diverse approaches and themes have led to a growing literature on Turkish studies in general, and on what one might call “Turkish Islam” in particular. The complex nature of Turkish society and the place of Islam in it require an interdisciplinary approach on the one hand, and a multidimensional framework of analysis on the other. Various field studies and discourse analyses examine trends and developments in specific areas such as migration, the Kurdish issue, and Islamic political mobilization.

Article.  7959 words. 

Subjects: Islam

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.