Turkey's Alevi Enigma: A Comprehensive Overview

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Paul Joseph White, Joost Jongerden
BRILL, 2003 - 243 pages
This volume discusses how the multifaceted reality of Turkey's Alevis impinges on society and politics in contemporary Turkey. The book provides readers with a vigorous discussion of the origins and history of the Alevis, examines their ethnic identity and cultural representation, as well as appraising their political life and the effect that this had on Turkey's polity, the Turkish Left and the Kurdish National Movement, and upon the emergence of civil society. It analyses Alevi cultural manifestations and even looks at how Alevi diaspora communities in Europe effect Turkey in various ways. The book therefore provides readers with a convenient handbook of an important group that is largely unknown in the West - Turkey's Alevis.
 

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Contents

Hamit Bozarslan
3
Paul J White
17
David Shankland
33
Krisztina KehlBodrogi
53
Joost Jongerden
71
Contemporary Turkey
93
LEYLA NEYZI
111
ELISE MASSICARD
125
AYS E BETUL CELIK
141
ISABELLE RIGONI
159
HANSLUKAS KIESER
177
MICHIEL LEEZENBERG
197
EMMA SINCLAIRWEBB
215
Index of Keywords
237
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Paul J. White, Ph.D. (2000) in Middle East Politics, Macquarie University, Sydney, is currently Acting Director of the Centre for the Middle East and North Africa at Macquarie University, where he also lectures in International Relations of the Middle East. He has published extensively on Middle Eastern questions, especially on the Kurds and the Alevis of Turkey, including Primitive rebels or revolutionary modernizers? The Kurdish national movement in Turkey (Zed Books, 2000).
Joost Jongerden, Ph.D. (2006) in Social Sciences, Wageningen University, is Assistant Professor at a center for technology-studies associated to the Wageningen University and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has published extensively on the Kurdish issue in Turkey and on society and technology issues.

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