Islam's Marriage with Neo-Liberalism: State Transformation in Turkey

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byYildiz Atasoy, Rodanthi Tzanelli

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The transformation of the Turkish state is examined here in the context of globalized frames of neo-liberal capitalism and contemporary schemas of Islamic politics. It shows how the historical emergence of two distinct yet intertwined imaginaries of state structuring, laiklik and Islam, continues to influence Turkish politics today.

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The transformation of the Turkish state is examined here in the context of globalized frames of neo-liberal capitalism and contemporary schemas of Islamic politics. It shows how the historical emergence of two distinct yet intertwined imaginaries of state structuring, laiklik and Islam, continues to influence Turkish politics today.

YILDIZ ATASOY is Associate Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her books include Hegemonic Transitions, the State and Crisis in Neoliberal Capitalism (edited); Turkey, Islamists and Democracy: Transition and Globalization in a Muslim State and Global Shaping and Its Alternatives (edited with William K. Carroll).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230546803

ISBN - 13:9780230546806

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Table of Contents

Islams Marriage with Neoliberalism
The Allure of the West
Turkish Islam: Unthinking Kemalism?
Reconstituting the State: The Islamic Framing of Neoliberalism
Kemalist State Feminism and the Islamic Dress Code
Politics Without Guarantees: The Headscarf Ban
Headscarf Madness: Narratives of Religious Rights
Conclusion
References
Notes
Index