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Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey

Jeremy F. Walton

Abstract

Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey is an inquiry into the political practices of contemporary Turkish Muslim NGOs. Based on ethnographic research conducted in Istanbul and Ankara, it examines how Muslim NGOs interrogate statist sovereignty over Islam in Turkey. Muslim NGOs target two facets of state power in relation to Islam: Kemalist laicism and its marginalization of Islam in public life and the state-based production of a homogeneous form of Sunni Islam. In making this double criticism of statist sovereignty over Islam, Turkish Muslim NGOs champion religio ... More

Keywords: Islam, Turkey, civil society, nongovernmental politics, religious freedom, secularism, spatial practice, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190658977
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658977.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy F. Walton, author
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity