Islam and Modernity in Turkey by B. Silverstein

By B. Silverstein

To an quantity particularly strange within the Muslim international, in Turkey Islam has mostly been changed into a 'religion.' How did such an association turn up? additionally, such a lot observant Muslims in Turkey don't see this sort of notion and perform of Islam as illegitimate. Why not? Islam and Modernity in Turkey addresses those questions via an ethnographic examine of Islamic discourses and practices and their articulation with mass media in Turkey, opposed to the historical past of past due Ottoman and early Republican precedents. This ground-breaking publication sheds new mild on problems with commensurability and distinction in tradition, faith, and background, and reformulates our figuring out of Islam, secularism, and public existence in Turkey, the Muslim international, and Europe.

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