Islam, Kurds and the Turkish Nation State by Christopher Houston
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Islam, Kurds and the Turkish Nation State
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Islam, Kurds and the Turkish Nation State

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Islam, Kurds and the Turkish Nation State by Christopher Houston

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Can Islamism, as is often claimed, truly unite Muslim Turks and Kurds in a discourse that supersedes ethnicity? This is a volatile and exciting time for a country whose long history has been characterized by dramatic power play. Evolving out of two years of fieldwork in Istanbul, this book examines the fragmenting Islamist political movement in Turkey. As Turkey emerges from a repressive modernizing project, various political identities are emerging and competing for influence. The Islamist movement celebrates the failure of Western liberalism in Turkey and the return of politics based on Muslim ideals. However, this vision is threatened by Kurdish nationalism and the country's troubled past.Is Islamist multiculturalism even possible? The ethnic tensions surfacing in Turkey beg the question whether the Muslim Turks and Kurds can find common ground in religion. Houston argues that such unification depends fundamentally upon the flexibility of the rationale behind the Islamist movement's struggle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859734728
ISBN-10: 1859734723
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Houston

Dr. Christopher Houston Lecturer in Anthropology,University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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