The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and ecomy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly automous spheres encounter one ather. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre, and cinema as well as a case study of the recent revolts in Turkey where a 'moderate' Islamic government is in power. Theoretically, its focus is on the contemporary 'return' of religion in the horizon of the critique of religion, seeking to articulate an affirmative politics that can re-evaluate the value of dominant values in religious governance and governance of religion.
Bulent Diken teaches Social and Cultural Theory at Lancaster University, Department of Sociology.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
Routledge Advances in Sociology
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