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Competing Nationalisms in Turkey
Edited by Ayşe Kadıoğlu and E. Fuat Keyman
Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Studies
Hakan Yavuz, Series Editor
Middle East Studies
Today, nationalism and nationalist sentiments are becoming more and more pronounced, creating a global emergence of ethno-nationalist and religious fundamentalist identity conflicts. In the post-9/11 era of international terrorism, it is appropriate to suggest that nationalism will retain its central place in politics and local and world affairs for the foreseeable future. It is in this vein that there has been a recent upsurge of interest concerning the power of nationalist tendencies as one of the dominant ideologies of modern times.
Symbiotic Antagonisms looks at the state-centric mode of modernization in Turkey that has constituted the very foundation on which nationalism has acquired its ideological status and transformative power. The book documents a symposium held at Sabancı University, presenting nationalism as a multidimensional, multiactor-based phenomenon that functions as an ideology, a discourse, and a political strategy. Turkish, Kurdish, and Islamic nationalisms are systematically compared in this timely and significant work.
Ayşe Kadıoğlu is a professor of political science at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey.
E. Fuat Keyman is a professor of international relations at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Understanding Nationalism through
Family Resemblances ~ Ayşe Kadıoğlu and E. Fuat Keyman
Part I. Turkish Nationalism: Continuity and Change
1. Turkish Nationalism: From a System of Classification
to a System of Solidarity ~ Şerif Mardin
2. Nationalism in Turkey: Modernity, State, and Identity ~ E. Fuat Keyman
3. The Twin Motives of Turkish Nationalism ~ Ayşe Kadıoğlu
4. Nationalist Discourses in Turkey ~ Tanıl Bora
5. The Changing Nature of Nationalism in Turkey: Actors,
Discourses, and the Struggle for Hegemony ~ Umut Özkırımlı
Part II. Conservative Manifestations of Turkish Nationalism
6. The Genealogy of Turkish Nationalism: From Civic and Ethnic
to Conservative Nationalism in Turkey ~ Umut Uzer
7. On the Question of Islam and Nationalism in Turkey:
Sources and Discourses ~ Berrin Koyuncu-Lorasdağı
8. Turkish Nationalism and Sunni Islam
in the Construction of Political Party Identities ~ Simten Coşar
Part III. Kurdish Nationalism
9. Does Kurdish Nationalism Have a Navel? ~ Hakan Özoğlu
10. Banditry to Disloyalty: Turkish Nationalisms
and the Kurdish Question ~ Mesut Yeğen
11. Toward a Nonstandard Story: The Kurdish Question
and the Headscarf, Nationalism, and Iraq ~ Murat Somer
12. Reframing the Nationalist Perspective: Kurdish Civil
Society Activism in Europe ~ Vera Eccarius Kelly
Conclusion ~ Ayşe Kadıoğlu and E. Fuat Keyman
List of Contributors
Praise and Reviews:
“The authors address the most salient problems and challenges confronting the Republic of Turkey since its inception in 1923... [and] use the latest and most informed theoretical models and conceptual paradigms to buttress their arguments. A first-rate scholarly contribution not just regarding conceptual issues of Turkish nationalism, but on the specialty topic of nationalism itself.”—Robert Olson, University of Kentucky