Faces of the State by Yael Navaro-Yashin
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Faces of the State
By Yael Navaro-Yashin

Faces of the State

Secularism and Public Life in Turkey

By (author) See other recent books by Yael Navaro-Yashin
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $89.00
Your Price: $80.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.01 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Faces of the State by Yael Navaro-Yashin

Book Description

Faces of the State is a penetrating study of the production of a state-revering political culture in the public life of 1990s Turkey. In this new contribution to the anthropology of the state, Yael Navaro-Yashin brings recent poststructuralist and psychoanalytic theory to bear on the study of the political. Delving deeper than studies of nationalist discourse that would focus on consciously articulated narratives of political identity, the author explores sites of "fantasy" in the public-political domain of Istanbul. The book focuses on the conflict over secularism in the aftermath of an Islamist victory in the city's municipalities. In contrast with studies that would problematize and objectify religious movements, the author examines the agency of secularists under a state widely known for its "secularist" policies. The complexity and dynamism of the context studied moves well beyond scholarly distinctions between "secularity" and "religion," as well as "state" and "society." Here, secularism and Islamism emerge as different guises for a culture of statism where people from "society" compete to claim "Turkish culture" for themselves and their life practices. With this work that stretches the boundaries of regionalism, the author situates her anthropological study of Turkey not only in scholarship on the Middle East, but also in the broader problem of thinking "Europe" anew.

Buy Faces of the State book by Yael Navaro-Yashin from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691088457
ISBN-10: 0691088454
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Faces of the State book by Yael Navaro-Yashin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Yael Navaro-Yashin

Yael Navaro-Yashin is University Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Yael Navaro-Yashin close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close