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Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities Islam Youth and Social Activism
Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

Yung, Petersen, and Sparre’s Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities presents an interesting case-study of the extent to...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arts Market and the State Cultural Policies in Introspect
Arts, Market and the State: Cultural Policies in Introspect

The field of cultural policies is novel and burgeoning; it harbors diverse and even contradictory approaches, with no...

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Negotiating Modernity and Europeanness in the Germany-Turkey Transnational Social Field
Negotiating Modernity and Europeanness in the Germany-Turkey Transnational Social Field

In conversation with recent work on transnational social fields, this article explores how Germany and Turkey are linked...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Civilizations in World Politics Plural and Pluralist Perspectives
Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives

The quest to incorporate non-material factors into international relations has continued apace into the twenty-first...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cosmopolitan Anxieties Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany
Cosmopolitan Anxieties: Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany

Ruth Mandel’s brilliant work entitled Cosmopolitan Anxieties: Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies
Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies brings together the two recently much discussed concepts in its title and...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Can Islam and Modernity be Reconciled
Can Islam and Modernity be Reconciled?

Is Islam particularly inimical to modernity, and the two are never to be reconciled? Many westerners and Muslims alike...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Emergence and Rise of Conservative Elite in Turkey
The Emergence and Rise of Conservative Elite in Turkey

The purpose of this essay is to examine the emergence and rise of a new “social group,” or what I call a “conservative...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Streets of Memory Landscape Tolerance and National Identity in Istanbul
Streets of Memory: Landscape, Tolerance and National Identity in Istanbul

Recent neoliberal/post-Kemalist shifts in Turkish culture and politics have ushered in, among other things, a rekindled...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Turkey Facing East Islam Modernity and Foreign Policy
Turkey Facing East: Islam Modernity and Foreign Policy

The relationship between Islam and foreign policy has become the subject of a number of volumes in recent years as...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


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