Alevi Identity Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Celia Jenkins
Suavi Aydin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-10-23
Page : 130
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1351600990
Description :


Until recently the importance of religion in the modern world has often been underestimated in Western societies, whereas its significance is absolutely crucial in the Middle East. Religion is critical to a sense of belonging for communities and nations, and can be a force for unity or division. This is the case for the Alevis, an ethnic and religious community that constitutes approximately 20% of the Turkish population – its second largest religious group. In the current crisis in the Middle East, the heightened religious tensions between Sunnis, Shias and Alawites raise questions about who the Alevis are and where they stand in this conflict. With an ambiguous relationship to Islam, historically Alevis have been treated as a ‘suspect community’ in Turkey and recently, whilst distinct from Alawites, have sympathised with the Assad regime’s secular orientation. The chapters in this book analyse different aspects of Alevi identity in relation to religion, politics, culture, education and national identity, drawing on specialist research in the field. The approach is interdisciplinary and contributes to wider debates concerning ethnicity, religion, migration and trans/national identity within and across ethno-religious boundaries. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the National Identities journal.


Author : Tord Olsson
Elisabeth Ozdalga
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-09-30
Page : 210
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1135797242
Description :


In the rising momentum for new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have also emerged on the scene, demanding due recognition. In this process a number of dramatic events have served as important milestones: the clashes between Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the riots in Istanbul (Gaziosmanpasa) in 1995. Less evocative, but in the long run more significant, has been the rising interest in Alevi folklore and religious practices. Questions have also arisen as to what this branch of Islamic heterodoxy represents in terms of old and new identities. In this book, these questions are addressed by some of the most prominent scholars in the field.


Author : Hande Sözer
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2014-07-25
Page : 252
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9004279199
Description :


In Managing Invisibility, Hande Sözer examines complicated invisibilities of Alevi Bulgarian Turks as a double-minority which faces structural and societal discrimination in Bulgaria and Turkey. The data for the book was gathered during 18 months of fieldwork in both settings.


Author : Tözün Issa
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-07-22
Page : 252
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1317182642
Description :


The Alevis are a significant minority in Turkey, and now also in the countries of Western Europe. Over the past century, many of them have migrated from rural enclaves on the Anatolian plateau to the great cities of Istanbul and Ankara, and from there to the countries of the European Union. This book asks who are they? How do they construct their identities – now and in the past; in Turkey and in Europe? A range of scholars, writing from sociological, historical, socio-psychological and political perspectives, present analysis and research that shows the Alevi communities grouping and regrouping, defining and redefining – sometimes as an ethnic minority, sometimes as religious groups, sometimes around a political philosophy - contingently responding to circumstances of the Turkish Republic’s political position and to the immigration policies of Western Europe. Contributors consider Alevi roots and cultural practices in their villages of origin; the changes in identity following the migration to the gecekondu shanty towns surrounding the cities of Turkey; the changes consequent on their second diaspora to Germany, the UK, Sweden and other European countries; and the implications of European citizenship for their identity. This collection offers a new and significant contribution to the study of migration and minorities in the wider European context.


Author : Michael Azariadis
Publisher :
Release : 2005
Page : 632
Category : Anthropology
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Umit Cetin
Celia Jenkins
Publisher : Transnational Press London
Release : 2020-05-25
Page : 234
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1912997487
Description :


Special Issue: Alevi Kurds: History, Politics and Identity | Guest edited by Umit Cetin, Celia Jenkins, and Suavi Aydın | EDITORIAL: Alevi Kurds: History, Politics and Identity by Umit Cetin, Celia Jenkins, and Suavi Aydın | Politics and Identity in Alevi Kurds: An Interview with Martin van Bruinessen by Umit Cetin, Celia Jenkins, and Suavi Aydın | A Survey of the Roots and History of Kurdish Alevism: What are the Divergences and Convergences between Kurdish Alevi Groups inTurkey? by Suavi Aydın | Reflections on the 19th Century Missionary Reports as Sources for the History of the (Kurdish) Kizilbash by Ayfer Karakaya-Stump | Political Representation of Alevi Kurds in Turkey: Historical Trends and Main Transformations by Cengiz Gunes | The Struggle to Make Diaspora Alevis Companion with Working Class: Alevism in Kavga / Kervan Magazine by Tuncay Bilecen | Diasporic Homeland, Rise of Identity and New Traditionalism: The Case of the British Alevi Festival by Cemal Salman | Language Attitudes and Religion: Kurdish Alevis in the UK by Birgul Yilmaz | “Aspirational Capital” and Transformations in First-Generation Alevi-Kurdish Parents’ Involvement with Their Children’s Education in theUK by Celia Jenkins | Unregulated Desires: Anomie, the “Rainbow Underclass” and Second-Generation Alevi Kurdish Gangs in London by Umit Cetin | Book Reviews


Author : Martin Sökefeld
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2008-05-30
Page : 302
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 085745014X
Description :


As a religious and cultural minority in Turkey, the Alevis have suffered a long history of persecution and discrimination. In the late 1980s they started a movement for the recognition of Alevi identity in both Germany and Turkey. Today, they constitute a significant segment of Germany's Turkish immigrant population. In a departure from the current debate on identity and diaspora, Sökefeld offers a rich account of the emergence and institutionalization of the Alevi movement in Germany, giving particular attention to its politics of recognition within Germany and in a transnational context. The book deftly combines empirical findings with innovative theoretical arguments and addresses current questions of migration, diaspora, transnationalism, and identity.


Author : Eren Sarı
Publisher : noktaekitap
Release : 2017-04-20
Page : 73
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 :
Description :


The Alevi constitute the second largest religious community in Turkey (following the Sunnis), and number some 25% (15 million) of the total population (Alevis claim 30%-40%!). Most Alevis are ethnic and linguistic Turks, mainly of Turkmen descent from Central and Eastern Anatolia. Some 20% of Alevis are Kurds (though most Kurds are Sunnis), and some 25% of Kurds in Turkey are Alevi (Kurmanji and Zaza speakers). Alevis consider themselves to be part of the wider Shi`a movement, who revere Ali (Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law) and the Twelve Imams of his house. Like all extreme Shia, their reverence for Ali verges on deification, for which reason classical Sunni ulama classified them as ghulat (exaggerators), outside the orthodox Islamic fold.


Author : Tord Olsson
Elisabeth Ozdalga
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-09-30
Page : 210
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1135797250
Description :


In the rising momentum for new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have also emerged on the scene, demanding due recognition. In this process a number of dramatic events have served as important milestones: the clashes between Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the riots in Istanbul (Gaziosmanpasa) in 1995. Less evocative, but in the long run more significant, has been the rising interest in Alevi folklore and religious practices. Questions have also arisen as to what this branch of Islamic heterodoxy represents in terms of old and new identities. In this book, these questions are addressed by some of the most prominent scholars in the field.


Author : Hege Irene Markussen
Publisher :
Release : 2005
Page : 174
Category : Alevis
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Elisabeth Özdalga
Catharina Raudvere
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 254
Category : Bektashi
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Alawites; cultural, religious and social perspectives.


Author : Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 1998
Page : 210
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780700710881
Description :


Alawites; cultural, religious and social perspectives.


Author : Betül Dilara Şeker
Ali Çağlar
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2015-08-27
Page : 190
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1910781126
Description :



Author : Paul J. White
Joost Jongerden
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2021-08-04
Page :
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9004492356
Description :


This volume, written by specialists, be they political scientists, historians or anthropologists, is a convenient handbook on the origins and history of Turkey's Alevis - an important group that is largely unknown in the West. It examined their ethnic identity, cultural representation, political life, and relations with the Turkish State, The Turkish Left and the Kurdish National Movement.


Author : Nazlı Özkan
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Page : 280
Category : Nosairians
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Elise Massicard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013
Page : 255
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 0415667968
Description :


This book examines the development of identity politics amongst the Alevis in Europe and Turkey, which simultaneously provided the movement access to different resources and challenged its unity of action. While some argue that Aleviness is a religious phenomenon, and others claim it is a cultural or a political trend, this book analyzes the various strategies of claim-making and reconstructions of Aleviness as well as responses to the movement by various Turkish and German actors. Drawing on intensive fieldwork, Elise Massicard suggests that because of activists' many different definitions of Aleviness, the movement is in this sense an "identity movement without an identity."


Author : Cuma Çiçek
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2016-12-22
Page : 368
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1786731096
Description :


In fact, Kurds in Turkey have many diverse political and ideological orientations. Focusing on the elites of these informal groups - national, religious and economic - Cuma Cicek analyses the consequences of the divisions and subsequent prospects of consensus building. Using an innovative theoretical framework founded on constructivism, the 'three 'I's' model and various strands of sociology, Cicek considers the dynamics that affect the Kurds in Turkey across issues as diverse as the central state, geopolitics, nationalism, Europeanisation and globalisation. In so doing, he examines the consensus-building process of 1999-2015 and presents the possible route to a unified Kurdish political state.Cicek's in-depth and meticulously researched work adds an indispensable layer of nuance to our conception of the Kurdish community. This is an important book for students or researchers with an interest in the history and present of the Kurds and their future in Turkey and across the Middle East.


Author : Ozlem Goner
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-06-14
Page : 220
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1315462966
Description :


This book examines the ways in which states and nations are constructed and legitimated through defining and managing outsiders. Focusing on Turkey and the municipality of Dersim – a region that has historically combined different outsider identities, including Armenian, Kurdish, and Alevi identities – the author explores the remembering, transformation and mobilisation of everyday relations of power and the manner in which relationships with the state shape both outsider identities and the conception of the nation itself. Together with a discussion of the recent decade in which the history, identity, and nature of Dersim have been central to various social and political organisations, the author concentrates on three defining periods of state-outsider relationships – the massacre and the following displacements in Dersim known as ‘1938’; the growth of capitalism in Turkey and the leftist movements in Dersim between World War II and the coup d’état of 1980; and the rise of the PKK and the ‘state of exception’ in Dersim in the 1990s – to show how outsiders came to be defined as ‘exceptions to the law’ and how they were managed in different periods. Drawing on archival methods, field research, in-depth and multiple-session interviews and focus groups with three consecutive generations, this book offers a historical understanding of relationships of power and struggle as they are actualised and challenged at particular localities and shaped through the making of outsiderness. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology, anthropology and political science, as well as historians.


Author : Abant Platform
Publisher : Abant Platformu
Release : 2014-04-01
Page : 23
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Abant Platform, established by Journalists&Writers Foundation in 1998, bring together over a hundred intellectuals, academics, journalists, and civil society leaders from across the political spectrum to discuss one of the most sensitive issue of Turkey. 30th Abant Platform meeting has been held between the dates 13-15 December 2013 at Abant, Turkey. Inside the booklet, you will find a summary of the speeches that deliver on the the meeting by the participants.


Author : Talha Kose
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Page : 1336
Category : Nosairians
ISBN 13 :
Description :