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The Resource Secularism and revivalism in Turkey : a hermeneutic reconsideration, Andrew Davison

Secularism and revivalism in Turkey : a hermeneutic reconsideration, Andrew Davison

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Secularism and revivalism in Turkey : a hermeneutic reconsideration
Title
Secularism and revivalism in Turkey
Title remainder
a hermeneutic reconsideration
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Andrew Davison
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this new interpretation of the modernization and secularization of Turkey, Andrew Davison demonstrates the usefulness of hermeneutics in political analysis. A hermeneutic approach, he argues, illuminates the complex relations between religion and politics in post-Ottoman Turkey and, more broadly, between politics and matters of culture, tradition, national identity, and conscience in the modern world. Led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a modernist Turkish elite in the 1920s wrested political power from an empire in which Islam had exercised great political, social, and cultural power. Atatürk instituted policies designed to end Islamic power by secularizing politics and the state. Through the lens of hermeneutics, this book examines the ideas and policies of the secularizers and those who contested the process. Davison reinterprets the founding principles and practices of a modern, secular Turkey and closely reexamines the crucial ideas of the Turkish nationalist thinker Ziya Gökalp, who laid the conceptual groundwork for Turkey's Westernization experience. The application of hermeneutics, the author finds, remedies the methodological shortcomings of Western political analysts and provides a better understanding of the processes of secularization in Turkey as well as elsewhere in the modern world"--Publisher's description
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1962-
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Davison, Andrew
Dewey number
322/.1/09561
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.8
LC item number
.D28 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale studies in hermeneutics
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  • Secularism
  • Islam and state
  • Turkey
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Secularism and revivalism in Turkey : a hermeneutic reconsideration, Andrew Davison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
38048456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780300069365
Lccn
97049379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Secularism and revivalism in Turkey : a hermeneutic reconsideration, Andrew Davison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38048456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780300069365
Lccn
97049379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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