Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey

Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey

This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s.

Author: K. Cayir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230605695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 496

This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s. By focusing on Islamic literary narratives of the period, this study introduces issues of change, space, history and analytical relation that are excluded by the essentialist reading of Islamism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey

Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey

This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s.

Author: K. Cayir

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349738166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 389

This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s. By focusing on Islamic literary narratives of the period, this study introduces issues of change, space, history and analytical relation that are excluded by the essentialist reading of Islamism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Islamism and Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey From Epic to Novel Understandings of Islam

Islamism and Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey  From Epic to Novel Understandings of Islam

The new Islamic novels, with their self-reflexive forms and their narratives exploring the inner conflicts of Islamic actors in the face of changing social relations challenge the collective definitions of Islamic identity and signify novel ...

Author: Kenan Çayır

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:70866791

Category: Islamic literature, Turkish

Page: 422

View: 292

This study explores Islamism and Islamic identities through literary representations of Islamism in Turkey in the last two decades, a period in which Islamism came on the public agenda through novels, films, music and other artistic productions. My focus will be in particular on the Islamic novels of the 1980s and 1990s in order to elucidate Islamist actors' perceptions of 'self' and 'other' and of the social milieu in which they lived. I will note a change in emphasis in Islamic representations and discourse between the 1980s and 1990s. I will argue that with their didactic and pedagogical narratives detailing 'how Muslims should live in the modern world, ' Islamic novels of 1980s provided Islamists with a means to disseminate ideas in popularized form and to develop life strategies that paved the way for assertive collective Islamic subjectivity. By contrast, in the 1990s more self-reflexive/self-exposing novels have emerged in Islamic circles that mirror the questioning of radical conceptions of the previous decade in Islamic circles. The new Islamic novels, with their self-reflexive forms and their narratives exploring the inner conflicts of Islamic actors in the face of changing social relations challenge the collective definitions of Islamic identity and signify novel practices and interpretations of Islam.
Categories: Islamic literature, Turkish

Islamic Conversation

Islamic Conversation

Filling a gap in the literature where micro-level, grounded analyses of culture and society are relatively rare, this book is a key resource for readers interested in the anthropology of religion and gender, ethnography, Turkey, and the ...

Author: Smita Tewari Jassal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429750212

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 632

The book evaluates on-going ethical conversations to learn how emotional communication is received, teachings are internalized, and a religious world-view is brought to life. Exploring how religious values saturate people’s consciousness to induce subtle shifts in moral and ethical sensibilities, this book is about people’s practices that illuminate how Islam is lived. Based on fieldwork conducted in Ankara between 2010 and 2016, the study enquires into people’s ethical, religious, and moral motivations through the use of the ethnographic method and "thick description". Conversations and interviews with officials, community leaders, students, entrepreneurs, professionals, and blue-collar workers were subjected to close scrutiny to foreground societal change and churning. To capture perspectives absent or deliberately overlooked in mainstream public discourse and scholarship, fieldwork was conducted in locations ranging from homes, offices, and university dorms to the shrines of saints. In listening closely to how people talk about their religious practices, the book addresses the question of how Islamic subjectivities are being forged in Turkey. The study unveils how people are pushed to re-think old practices and attitudes in the process of reinterpreting Islam in light of contemporary concerns. Filling a gap in the literature where micro-level, grounded analyses of culture and society are relatively rare, this book is a key resource for readers interested in the anthropology of religion and gender, ethnography, Turkey, and the Middle East.
Categories: Religion

Islamic Literature

Islamic Literature

While mention is made of key historical and religious works, this volume focuses on poetry and literary prose, whether popular or courtly in inspiration.

Author: Lucy Sackett Smith

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781680486162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 802

"Written in various languages, on multiple continents, and over many centuries, Islamic literature encompasses a rich and varied body of texts. While mention is made of key historical and religious works, this volume focuses on poetry and literary prose, whether popular or courtly in inspiration. Topics covered include dominant genres, recurring patterns in imagery, the influence of pre-Islamic Arabian literature, and the periods of development that Islamic literature passed through from the seventh century CE to the present day. This insightful and wide-ranging overview introduces readers to authors such as Yunus Emre, Rumi, ?afez, and Fuzuli of Baghdad. An invaluable resource."
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Contemporary Turkey in Conflict

Contemporary Turkey in Conflict

Placing the period within its historical and contemporary context, Tahir Abbas argues that what it is to be ethnically, religiously and culturally Turkish has been transformed.

Author: Tahir Abbas

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474418003

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 189

New perspectives on ethnic relations, Islam and neoliberalism have emerged in Turkey since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. Placing the period within its historical and contemporary context, Tahir Abbas argues that what it is to be ethnically, religiously and culturally Turkish has been transformed. He explores how issues of political trust, social capital and intolerance towards minorities have characterised Turkey in the early years of the 21st-century. He shows how a radical neoliberal economic and conservative outlook has materialised, leading to a clash over the religious, political and cultural direction of Turkey. These conflicts are defining the future of the nation.
Categories: Political Science

Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II

Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II

This volume is a collection of papers that address multiple issues of contemporary Turkish politics, presented at the “Contemporary Turkey at a Glance: Turkey Transformed? Power, History, Culture” conference.

Author: Meltem Ersoy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658160210

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 970

This volume is a collection of papers that address multiple issues of contemporary Turkish politics, presented at the “Contemporary Turkey at a Glance: Turkey Transformed? Power, History, Culture” conference. Articles on foreign policy analyze the impact of the changing dynamics in the region following the Arab Uprisings. The pressing issues of the role of the strong one party government on the transformation of political institutions and the relations between the state and the citizens, and whether there is a trend towards authoritarianism are debated. The wide range of issues extends to the formation of identity in the transnational communities, the projection of historical events, the challenges to the legal system, and last but not the least, the established categories of religion and gender.
Categories: Social Science

Islam and Muslim Resistance to Modernity in Turkey

Islam and Muslim Resistance to Modernity in Turkey

This book explores how traditional Sunni Muslim conceptions have informed or shaped Islamization strategies in contemporary Turkey.

Author: Gokhan Bacik

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030259013

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 478

This book explores how traditional Sunni Muslim conceptions have informed or shaped Islamization strategies in contemporary Turkey. In particular, the author proposes to examine the teaching curriculum of the Ministry of Education, which oversees Turkish public religious education; the activities and teachings of Diyanet, the constitutional organ responsible for managing all religious affairs; and the ideas and activities of three Muslim religious groups currently operating in Turkey. The monograph explains how the interpretation and practice of Islam affects various situations in the Muslim world and analyzes the concept of nature in Islam, which has been an indivisible component of Islamic tradition since the beginning.
Categories: Political Science

Islam in Modern Turkey

Islam in Modern Turkey

A systematic account of the life, works, and accomplishments of al- Kirmani, an important Ismaili Muslim scholar and writer in the fields of philosophy and science who lived during the first half of the 11th century AD

Author: Richard Tapper

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39076001615504

Category: Islam

Page: 314

View: 105

A systematic account of the life, works, and accomplishments of al- Kirmani, an important Ismaili Muslim scholar and writer in the fields of philosophy and science who lived during the first half of the 11th century AD
Categories: Islam

Contemporary Islamic Conversations

Contemporary Islamic Conversations

His community of followers has opened 500 high schools around the world, including the United States, and also owns seven universities in Central Asia and Turkey. _ this book will be of use to those who are interested in diverse ...

Author: Nevval Sevindi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791478790

Category:

Page: 174

View: 159

Discusses the ideas of the most important living Muslim thinker and leader in contemporary Turkey. Contemporary Islamic Conversations discusses the ideas of Turkey’s most significant Muslim figure, M. Fethullah Gülen. Originally published in Turkish by Nevval Sevindi, one of Turkey’s top journalists, this edited translation makes Gülen’s work and ideas accessible to the English-speaking world for the first time. It includes interviews conducted by the author with Gülen, who has been living in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999. The book explores his ideas regarding Islam and the West, Islam and violence, and religion and the future of the nation-state in Turkey and the Muslim world. Gülen has worked hard to revive the religious tradition of the Turkish theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1877–1960), and while his debt to Nursi’s ideas is clear, he has a passionate interest in Islamic theology and Arabic and Turkish literature, and is also deeply interested in poetry, philosophy, sociology, and the classics in general. Gülen offers a moderate perspective on Islam, is open to interfaith and intercivilizational dialogue, and defends a notion of Islam in which Muslims are able to fully engage the world without any fear or prejudice. His community of followers has opened 500 high schools around the world, including the United States, and also owns seven universities in Central Asia and Turkey. “…this book will be of use to those who are interested in diverse interpretations of Islam and their sociopolitical implications.” — Middle East Journal “This compelling book provides an important analysis by a Turkish journalist with high respect for Gülen, and is edited by an excellent scholar of twentieth-century Islam who is highly regarded by disciples of Nursi and Gülen. Thus we get to hear Gülen speak for himself but with the benefit of Sevindi’s contextualizing and commentary, and Abu-Rabi’s editorial hand and judicious footnoting.” — Lucinda Mosher, author ofPraying: The Rituals of Faith
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Islamist Mobilization in Turkey

Islamist Mobilization in Turkey

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.

Author: Jenny B. White

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295982233

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 784

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.
Categories: History

Islam in Turkey Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Islam in Turkey  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need.

Author: Ibrahim Kalin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199806515

Category:

Page: 25

View: 204

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Islamic Literature

Islamic Literature

Author: Najib Ullah

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001613006

Category: Arabic literature

Page: 441

View: 168

Categories: Arabic literature

Contemporary Islamic Conversations

Contemporary Islamic Conversations

Discusses the ideas of the most important living Muslim thinker and leader in contemporary Turkey.

Author: Nevval Sevindi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791473538

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 618

Discusses the ideas of the most important living Muslim thinker and leader in contemporary Turkey.
Categories: Religion

Islam in Turkey Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Islam in Turkey  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Contemporary Islamic Conversations: M. Fethullah Gülen on Turkey, Islam, ... Based on interviews with F. Gulen, the book provides an overview of Gulen's ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199804338

Category: Social Science

Page: 25

View: 931

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Categories: Social Science

Revisionist Koran Hermeneutics in Contemporary Turkish University Theology

Revisionist Koran Hermeneutics in Contemporary Turkish University Theology

... Islam and Islamic Arts Section , History of Islam , History of Turkish Islamic Arts ,
Turkish Islamic Literature , and Turkish Religious Music ; finally , there is a
Primary Education Section . The Faculty's range of subjects raises some
questions .

Author: Felix Körner

Publisher: Ergon Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015064130696

Category: Islam

Page: 230

View: 692

Originally presented as author's thesis (doctoral)--Otto-Friedrich-Universiteat, Bamberg, 2003.
Categories: Islam

Disorientation Muslim Identity in Contemporary Anglophone Literature

Disorientation  Muslim Identity in Contemporary Anglophone Literature

Focusing on British novels about the Muslim immigrant experience published after 9/11; this book examines the promise as well as the limits of 'British Muslim' identity as a viable form of self-representation, and the challenges - ...

Author: E. Santesso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137281722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 943

Focusing on British novels about the Muslim immigrant experience published after 9/11; this book examines the promise as well as the limits of 'British Muslim' identity as a viable form of self-representation, and the challenges - particularly for women - of reconciling non-Western religious identity with the secular policies of Western states.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

Kenan Çayır, Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: From Epic to Novel (New York: Palgrave, 2007), 54–55. The 1980s and 90s witnessed also the rise of ...

Author: Costica Bradatan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317860181

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 417

The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of religion" is itself a form of religious life. A sense of complex, subterraneous interaction between religious, heterodox, secular and atheistic experiences has thus emerged, which makes the phenomenon all the more fascinating to study, and this is what Religion in Contemporary European Cinema does. The book explores the mutual influences, structural analogies, shared dilemmas, as well as the historical roots of such a "post-secular constellation" as seen through the lens of European cinema. Bringing together scholars from film theory and political science, ethics and philosophy of religion, philosophy of film and theology, this volume casts new light on the relationship between the religious and secular experience after the death of the death of God.
Categories: Religion

Theodicy and Justice in Modern Islamic Thought

Theodicy and Justice in Modern Islamic Thought

This book explores the theology and philosophy of the distinguished modern Muslim scholar and theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi [d.1960].

Author: Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351880008

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 199

This book explores the theology and philosophy of the distinguished modern Muslim scholar and theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi [d.1960]. Nursi wrote in both Ottoman Turkish and Arabic and his life and thought reflected the transition of modern Turkey from an empire to a secular republic. The contributors to this volume shed new light on two major dimensions of Nursi's thought: theodicy and justice. Classical Muslim theologians debated these two important issues; however, we must consider the modern debate of these issues in the context of the radical political and social transformations of modern Turkey. Nursi explored these matters as they related to the development of state and society and the crisis of Islam in the modern secular nation-state. Nursi is the founder of a 'faith movement' in contemporary Turkey with millions of followers worldwide. In this book, distinguished scholars in Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Turkish Studies explore Nursi's thought on theodicy and justice in comparison with a number of western philosophers, theologians, and men of letters, such as Dante, Merton, Kant, and Moltman. This book presents an invaluable resource for studies in comparative religion, philosophy, and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Categories: Religion