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Muslim nationalism and the new Turks

Author: Jenny B White
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edition with a new afterword by the authorView all editions and formats
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Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Jenny White reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny B White
ISBN: 9780691161921 0691161925
OCLC Number: 874118677
Description: 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Islam and the nation --
The republic of fear --
The missionary and the headscarf --
No mixing --
Sex and the nation : veiled identity --
Choice and community : the girl with blue hair --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Responsibility: Jenny White.

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Reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story  Read more...

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