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Archives for Islam

Islam has been widely studied in both Turkish and Western academia. However most of the time Islam and its interaction with politics has been addressed. Associate professor of Religion Dr. Philip Dorroll from Wofford College (USA) in his new book offers a new perspective about Turkish Islam from late Ottoman times up until modern days.… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

Islam and Liberty

This blog article was firstly published in early 2012 when I was a PhD candidate. My academic interests dont cover the issues of religious liberty or Islam in general. However, I had written it to attempt to remove some biased views about Islam among foreign students / my peers (generally they were my audience on… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

Today my blog piece is again about an article. The article is written by Ahmet Öncü and Gürcan Koçan with the name “Citizen Alevi in Turkey: Beyond Confirmation and Denial”.       Here are some important points covered in the article:     Understood as one “imagined” homogeneous socio-cultural-political whole (Gellner, 1997; Anderson, 1991),… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak