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Muslimism in Turkey and Beyond : Religion in the Modern World (Hardcover) (Neslihan Cevik)
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In this book, Neslihan Cevik identifies a new Islamic form in Turkey at the turn of the century that she terms Muslimism. Muslimism neither rejects nor submits to modernity but actively engages it through Islamic categories and practices. She conceptualizes "cultural sites of hybridity" in which people use Islam to shape their practice of modernity. These include settings ranging from Islamic fashion to entrepreneurship to civic associations and political formations that reflect a new Islamic liberal political ethos. Through observations and interviews in these sites, Cevik documents Muslimist discourse. This book addresses questions of how religions respond to modernity and globalization, providing a new starting point for discussions of democracy and Islam in the region. Placing Muslimism in comparative perspective, the book draws implications for similar movements (new religious orthodoxies) across religious traditions. Cevik is critical of commonplace binaries of liberal/fundamentalist, political/cultural, modern/religious, calling for cultural and institutional approaches to religion and modern life.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Religious, Islam / Rituals + Practice, Islam / General
Series Title: The Modern Muslim World
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Neslihan Cevik
Street Date: November 17, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-7622
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