Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics

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University of Washington Press, Jul 15, 2011 - History - 304 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
3
1 The Political Economy of Culture
29
2 Religion and Politics in the Everyday
77
3 The Institutional Expression of Islam
103
4 Generation X and the Virtue Party
131
Democracy Is Peace of Mind
156
In Whose Service?
178
7 Islamist Elitism and Womens Choices
212
8 Secular Activism in Ümraniye
242
Conclusion
261
Postscript
273
Notes
277
Bibliography
281
Index
289
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Jenny B. White is associate professor of anthropology at Boston University.

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