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Headscarf Author Richard Peres
ISBN-10 1859643183
Release 2013
Pages 278
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A unique behind-the-scenes story of the first headscarved woman to be elected into the Turkish Parliament, and the harsh reaction against her election. Indispensable to understanding the conflicts in modern Turkey today.

The Day Turkey Stood Still

The Day Turkey Stood Still Author Richard Peres
ISBN-10 9780863724305
Release 2012-06
Pages 278
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On May 2nd 1999, Merve Kavakci walked into the Turkish Grand National Assembly to take her oath of office as a member of Turkish Parliament, wearing her Islamic headscarf (hijab), which is banned for civil servants in secular Turkey. A near riot ensued, and the Prime Minister told the crowd to ''put this woman in her place''. Since then, Kavakci has become an outspoken critic of Turkey''s secularization policy, travelling the globe in support of Muslim women''s rights, especially regarding the hijab, which she promotes as a symbol of female empowerment. The Day Turkey Stood Still is a unique behind-the-scenes story of the first headscarved woman to be elected into the Turkish Parliament, and the harsh reaction against her election. It reveals for the first time what happened behind closed doors to prevent Merve Kavakci from taking her oath of office, and deconstructs her vilification by the government, military, media and political parties. Richard Peres also uses this fascinating true story to promote greater general understanding of contemporary Turkish politics, and to illustrate the ongoing tension between Turkey''s military-secular bloc and its predominantly Islamic population. This highly accessible book will resonate with Western readers who want to know more about this fundamental issue and gain a greater understanding of women''s issues, religious conflicts, political Islam, human rights and the struggle for democracy in the Middle East. The Day Turkey Stood Still is required reading for any academic who wants to understand the dynamics and undercurrents of Turkish politics today.

Identity Politics Inside Out

Identity Politics Inside Out Author Lisel Hintz
ISBN-10 9780190655983
Release 2018-08-28
Pages 224
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The trajectory of Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) rule offers an ideal empirical window into puzzling shifts in Turkey's domestic politics and foreign policy. The policy transformations under its leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan do not align with existing explanations based on security, economics, institutions, or identity. In Identity Politics Inside Out, Lisel Hintz teases out the complex link between identity politics and foreign policy using an in-depth study of Turkey. Rather than treating national identity as cause or consequence of a state's foreign policy, she repositions foreign policy as an arena in which contestation among competing proposals for national identity takes place. Drawing from a broad array of sources in popular culture, social media, interviews, surveys, and archives, she identifies competing visions of Turkish identity and theorizes when and how internal identity politics becomes externalized. Hintz examines the establishment of Republican Nationalism in the wake of imperial collapse and examines failed attempts made by those challenging its Western-oriented, anti-ethnic, secularist values with alternative understandings of Turkishness. She further demonstrates how the Ottoman Islamist AKP used the European Union accession process to weaken Republican Nationalist obstacles in Turkey, thereby opening up space for Islam in the domestic sphere and a foreign policy targeted at achieving leadership in the Middle East. By showing how the "inside out" spillover of national identity debates can reshape foreign policy, Identity Politics Inside Out fills a major gap in existing scholarship by closing the identity-foreign policy circle.

Being Muslim in Central Asia

Being Muslim in Central Asia Author
ISBN-10 9789004357242
Release 2018-02-05
Pages 344
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Being Muslim in Central Asia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Being Muslim in Central Asia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Being Muslim in Central Asia book for free.

Education and International Development

Education and International Development Author Tristan McCowan
ISBN-10 9781472510686
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 304
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Education is fundamental to every aspect of development and there is widespread support across the world for policies that affirm that all children, regardless of their circumstances, have a right to quality schooling. Yet despite concerted efforts from national governments, multilateral organisations and NGOs over many decades we are still far from achieving education for all. In addition, while education can enhance human development, it is also associated with persistent inequalities. Education and International Development provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, giving an overview of the history, influential theories, important concepts and areas of achievement, and presenting a critical reflection on emerging trends in policy, practice and research. With chapters that review key challenges and inspiring initiatives in countries around the globe - focusing on critical issues such as language, conflict and teachers - this book serves both as a companion to graduate studies in international education and a concise reference book for practitioners and educators in the field.

Middle East Studies after September 11

Middle East Studies after September 11 Author Tugrul Keskin
ISBN-10 9789004359901
Release 2018-05-24
Pages 326
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Middle East Studies after September 11: Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia describes the complex relationship between American academia and state government: a relationship which has influenced and restructured the state, society and politics in the Middle East as well as in the United States.

The Politics of the Veil

The Politics of the Veil Author Joan Wallach Scott
ISBN-10 9780691147987
Release 2010-08-22
Pages 224
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In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance to modernity. The Politics of the Veil is an explosive refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all. Joan Wallach Scott, the renowned pioneer of gender studies, argues that the law is symptomatic of France's failure to integrate its former colonial subjects as full citizens. She examines the long history of racism behind the law as well as the ideological barriers thrown up against Muslim assimilation. She emphasizes the conflicting approaches to sexuality that lie at the heart of the debate--how French supporters of the ban view sexual openness as the standard for normalcy, emancipation, and individuality, and the sexual modesty implicit in the headscarf as proof that Muslims can never become fully French. Scott maintains that the law, far from reconciling religious and ethnic differences, only exacerbates them. She shows how the insistence on homogeneity is no longer feasible for France--or the West in general--and how it creates the very "clash of civilizations" said to be at the root of these tensions. The Politics of the Veil calls for a new vision of community where common ground is found amid our differences, and where the embracing of diversity--not its suppression--is recognized as the best path to social harmony.

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity Author Richard Peres
ISBN-10 9780595360994
Release 2005-06
Pages 96
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Despite our best efforts to control our lives, the people we happen to meet often direct our sails, affecting how long we live, whom we marry, the children we have and the lives of others. In Escape Velocity-50 True Poems Richard Peres pulls us into the lives of his past friends and family with passion, wit and irony. He describes flashing moments whose impacts are lifelong and relentless, encapsulating a lifetime in a few chosen words: "Lacking creativity he did nothing not making the connection nor the intersection with her life " We identify almost immediately with our own lives, making us reflect on how we arrived to this point and how it all happened.


Snow Author Orhan Pamuk
ISBN-10 9780571268399
Release 2011-07-21
Pages 448
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Snow begins in the year 1992. Ka, a poet and political exile, returns to Turkey as a journalist, assigned to investigate troubling reports of suicide in the small and mysterious city of Kars on the Turkish border. The snow is falling fast as he arrives, and soon all roads are closed. There's a 'suicide epidemic' amongst young religious women forbidden to wear their headscarves. Islamists are poised to win the local elections and Ka is falling in love with the beautiful and radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, he finds himself pursued by terrorism in a city wasting away under the shadow of Europe. In the midst of growing religious and political violence, the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act . . . Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the godless West, and its fury. 'A novel of profound relevance to our present moment' The Times


Turkey Author Tom Brosnahan
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123555588
Release 2007
Pages 816
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Fully revised and updated with dedicated trekking chapter by local trekking specialist, this is a comprehensive and informative guide on the history and environment of Turkey.

Headscarf Politics in Turkey

Headscarf Politics in Turkey Author M. Kavakci Islam
ISBN-10 9780230113947
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 200
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This book questions the 'role model' status of the Turkish Republic with respect to the advancement of female agency in a secular context by using the study of women with headscarves as a case in point. Turkey's commitment to modernization depends heavily on secularism which involves, among other things, the westernization of women's appearance.

Gardens of Water

Gardens of Water Author Alan Drew
ISBN-10 9781408818169
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 352
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Turkey, 1999. A devastating earthquake brings Istanbul crumbling to the ground, ripping apart the fragile stability of Sinan's world. His family home becomes a makeshift tent in a camp run by Western missionaries whom he stubbornly distrusts, and he soon finds himself struggling to protect his family's honour and values. As he becomes a helpless witness to his daughter's dangerous infatuation with a young American, Sinan takes a series of drastic decisions with unforeseeable consequences. Cultures clash, political and religious tensions mount, and Sinan's actions spiral into a powerful and heartbreaking conclusion.

Essential Message of Islam

Essential Message of Islam Author Muhammad Yunus
ISBN-10 1590080599
Release 2009
Pages 370
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"The Qur'an has been interpreted by many scholars (Muslims and non-Muslims) for centuries, and many interpretive works presently in circulation are more or less similar in tone and contents. The "Essential Message of Islam," however, is a challenging book that stands apart from the traditional interpretive works. Evolved primarily by a computer-aided scrutiny of the Qur'anic text, the book provides an invaluable source that offers eye-opening and enlightening insights to the Muslims' sacred Text, without any personal, sectarian, cultural or gender influences. The book removes any misconception about Muslim-Christian-Jewish relationships, presenting Islam as a 'Universal Religion' that promotes a peaceful coexistence of people of all faiths. A must read book for all!" -- Publisher description.

Anatolian Days and Nights

Anatolian Days and Nights Author Joy E. Stocke
ISBN-10 9780983918813
Release 2012-03-01
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Anatolian Days and Nights has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Anatolian Days and Nights also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Anatolian Days and Nights book for free.

Islam without Extremes A Muslim Case for Liberty

Islam without Extremes  A Muslim Case for Liberty Author Mustafa Akyol
ISBN-10 9780393081978
Release 2011-07-18
Pages 368
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“A delightfully original take on…the prospects for liberal democracy in the broader Islamic Middle East.”—Matthew Kaminski, Wall Street Journal As the Arab Spring threatens to give way to authoritarianism in Egypt and reports from Afghanistan detail widespread violence against U.S. troops and women, news from the Muslim world raises the question: Is Islam incompatible with freedom? In Islam without Extremes, Turkish columnist Mustafa Akyol answers this question by revealing the little-understood roots of political Islam, which originally included both rationalist, flexible strains and more dogmatic, rigid ones. Though the rigid traditionalists won out, Akyol points to a flourishing of liberalism in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire and the unique “Islamo-liberal synthesis” in present-day Turkey. As he powerfully asserts, only by accepting a secular state can Islamic societies thrive. Islam without Extremes offers a desperately needed intellectual basis for the reconcilability of Islam and liberty.

Love in a Headscarf

Love in a Headscarf Author Shelina Janmohamed
ISBN-10 9780807000816
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 272
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When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional “arranged” route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life. Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them.

A Question of Order

A Question of Order Author Basharat Peer
ISBN-10 0997126426
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 128
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Neoliberals thought capitalism would bring about democracy, civil liberties, and human rights everywhere. But that is fast becoming an illusion, particularly in the East, where traditionalist and nationalist leaders are attracting religious, rural, or newly urban constituencies and ushering in an era of illiberal democracies. Peer, who was born in Kashmir and wrote with passion and intelligence about his native land in his acclaimed first book,Curfewed Night, reports from two of the world's largest democracies--Narendra Modi's India and Recep Tyyip Erdogan's Turkey--and examines how two charismatic strongmen came to power and moved their country in the direction of authoritarianism.