The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: NYU Press
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Primary funding for the research that led to this book was provided by the U.S. Fulbright “Islamic Civilization Special Initiative” (200six.oldstyle–200seven.oldstyle) and by the Department of Sociology at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). I began f_ieldwork in the United States in the fall of 200five.oldstyle, and continued in Istanbul, Turkey, in the summer of 200six.oldstyle through ...
Note on Turkish Transliteration
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T_he modern Turkish alphabet was standardized in 1nine.oldstyle2four.oldstyle in accor-dance with a revolutionary language reform initiative, and is written in Roman script in an A-to-Z alphabet with the exception of the let-ters “x” and “q.” T_he English letter “c” is pronounced like the English letter “j,” and the English letter “j” is pronounced like its equivalent ...
List of Abbreviations
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Introduction: The World’s Most Influential Public Intellectual
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Truth can be established and supported in many ways .uni00A0.uni00A0. if eternity, if a school awakens hope and faith in its pupils, they unions, trusts, political institutions, and societies in general.In a 200five.oldstyle poll administered to determine “the world’s most inf_luen-tial public intellectual,” the U.S. political magazine Foreign Policy (FP), ...
1 Approaching Muslim Politics in Turkey
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...tive of today, tomorrow, and the day af_ter, that seeks the peo-T_his book focuses on a particular case of Muslim politics in late mod-ern Turkey, a diverse Muslim majority country that is distinguished as much by its conservative Anatolian culture as it is by its history with secular state authoritarianism. For the purposes of this analysis, Muslim ...
2 The Political Economy of Muslim Politics in Turkey
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When assessing the GM’s transnational mobilization, the unique context of twentieth-century Turkey cannot be understated. Like in many other countries, in Turkey the institutions of mid-twentieth century develop-ment suppressed the social forces of Islam in favor of particularly rigid understandings of progress and modernization. Alienated by these pro-...
3 An Ambiguous Leader
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...about these matters. I’m trying to explain Islam from today’s In the study of modern organizations, “strategic ambiguity” is of_ten cited as an ef_fective means to allow for the expression of internally divergent group interests, and to persuade outsiders that stated objec-tives correspond with observable outcomes. Contradicting common ...
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T_he GM’s reliance on social, f_inancial, service, and ideational networks constitutes connectivity in a complicated system of partial, fragmen-tary, ambiguous relationships. Relying on maximum ef_f_iciency through the “f_lexible production” of these networks, the GM cultivates collective identity through extensive social ties, shared practice, and communal ...
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...of loyalty to the country and working for its good .uni00A0.uni00A0. then Although constituting a growing faith community in the 1nine.oldstyleseven.oldstyle0s, the GM’s institutional mobilization could not have expanded were it not for deeply penetrating transformations that ensued in the af_termath of the 1nine.oldstyleeight.oldstyle0–1nine.oldstyleeight.oldstyle3 junta. As noted previously, Turkey’s turn toward liber-...
6 Değirmenin suyu nereden geliyor? (Where does the water for the mill come from?)
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...“Economic action” (Wirtschaften) is any peaceful exercise of an actor’s control over resources that is in its main impulse action” requires instrumental rationality in this orientation, cal of Muslim culture in general. Of_ten these communities organize under the cultural leadership of a spiritual mentor, which provides ...
7 Manufacturing Consent
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In September 200eight.oldstyle, a new round of turbulence began in Turkish pub-lic discourse, this time pitting Turkey’s largest media mogul, Aydin Doğan, against the ruling AKP government, and specif_ically against Prime Minster Erdoğan.1 T_he row began af_ter Doğan-owned news-papers and television stations published and aired a series of reports ...
8 Strategic Ambiguity and Its Discontents (i.e., the Gülen Movement in the United States)
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Schools, interfaith institutions, media institutions, trade organizations, and businesses associated with the GM in Turkey are connected in a complicated network whose actors share overlapping social and eco-nomic ties, and whose leaders share a deep and passionate devotion for “Hocaefendi” Fethullah Gülen.1 As detailed in previous chapters, ...
Conclusion: The Marketization of Muslim Politics in Turkey
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....uni00A0.uni00A0. Our only wish is a Türkiye which is independent and an T_he development policies associated with Kemalist republicanism, institutional laicism, and limited democratization produced a unique sociopolitical context in late twentieth-century Turkey. During the formative years of the Republic, industrialization was administered ...
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About the Author
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Joshua D. Hendrick is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Global Studies at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. He received his PhD and MA degrees in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his MA degree in cultural anthropology from North-...
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Publication Year: 2013