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- DescriptionOver the last decade, pious Muslims all over the world have gone through contradictory transformations. Though public attention commonly rests on the turn toward violence, this book's stories of transformation to moderate Islam in a previously radical district in Istanbul exemplify ather experience. In a shift away from distrust of the state to partial secularization, Islamists in Turkey transitioned through a process of absorption into existing power structures. With rich descriptions of life in the district of Sultanbeyli, this unique work investigates how religious activists organized, how authorities defeated them, and how the emergent pro-state Justice and Development Party incorporated them. As Tugal reveals, the absorption of a radical movement was t simply the foregone conclusion of an inevitable world-historical trend but an outcome of contingent struggles. With a closing comparative look at Egypt and Iran, the book situates the Turkish case in a broad historical context and discusses why Islamic politics have t been similarly integrated into secular capitalism elsewhere.
- Author BiographyCihan Tugal is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Author(s)Cihan Tugal
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication10/04/2009
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Weight431 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine458 mm
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