Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics
This ethnography of contemporary Istanbul charts the success of Islamist mobilization through the eyes of ordinary people. Drawing on interviews gathered over twenty years of fieldwork, White focuses on the appeal of Islamic politics in the fabric of Turkish society and among mobilizing and mobilized elites, women, and educated populations.
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1 The Political Economy of Culture
2 Religion and Politics in the Everyday
3 The Institutional Expression of Islam
4 Generation X and the Virtue Party
Democracy Is Peace of Mind
In Whose Service?
7 Islamist Elitism and Womens Choices
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