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Structure and Function in Turkish Society

Essays on Religion, Politics and Social Change


This collection of essays by David Shankland explores Turkish political and religious issues from a social anthropological perspective.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-140-4
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 255
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-140-4
$146.00

A social anthropologist, David Shankland has become an expert in Turkey through two years of field work followed by three years directing the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. Shankland is particularly interested in religion and politics in modern Turkey and the country’s Alevi community. This collection of essays comprises Shankland’s gound-breaking work on these subjects during the 1990s and 2000s. Turkish area studies and the works of other social anthropologists, such as Ernest Gellner and Paul Stirling, have influenced Shankland’s approach. The collection should be of interest to sociologists and anthropologists studying Turkey as well as those seeking a better understanding of the Alevis in modern Turkey.

A social anthropologist, David Shankland has become an expert in Turkey through two years of field work followed by three years directing the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. Shankland is particularly interested in religion and politics in modern Turkey and the country’s Alevi community. This collection of essays comprises Shankland’s gound-breaking work on these subjects during the 1990s and 2000s. Turkish area studies and the works of other social anthropologists, such as Ernest Gellner and Paul Stirling, have influenced Shankland’s approach. The collection should be of interest to sociologists and anthropologists studying Turkey as well as those seeking a better understanding of the Alevis in modern Turkey.

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David Shankland

  • TO:CHRIS HANN:AND:ILDIKO BELLER-HANN (page 7)
  • CONTENTS (page 9)
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (page 11)
  • SOURCES (page 13)
  • 1.STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN MODERN TURKEY (page 15)
  • 2.ISLAM,POLITICS AND DEMOCRACY IN TURKEY (page 31)
  • 3.THE DEMISE OF REPUBLICAN TURKEY'S SOCIAL CONTRACT? (page 45)
  • 4.INTERGRATING THE RURAL:GELLNER AND THE STUDY OF ANATOLIA (page 61)
  • 5.SOCIAL CHANGE AND CULTURE:RESPONSES TO MODERNIZATION IN AN ALEVIL VILLAGE IN ANATOLIA (page 81)
  • 6.ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNICILTY:THE PLACE OF ETHNOGRAPHY IN THE NEW ALEVI MOVEMENT (page 99)
  • CHANGING GENDER RELATIONS AMONG ALEVIS AND SUNNIS IN TURKEY (page 111)
  • 8.STUDYING SECULARISM:MODERN TURKEY AND THE ALEVIS (page 127)
  • 9.THE OPEN SOCIETY AND TURKEY: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXAMPLE FROM TURKEY (page 133)
  • 10.GELLNER AND ISLAM (page 149)
  • 11."CULTURALISM"AND SOCIAL MOBILTY:AN ALEVI VILLAGE IN GERMANY (page 169)
  • 12.RITUAL TRANSFER AND THE REFORMULATION OF BELIEF AMONGST THE TURKISH ALEVI COMMUNITY (page 187)
  • UNEASY CAPITALISM (page 209)
  • 14. DEVELOPMENT AND THE RURAL COMMUNITY:INSPIRED RESTRAINT (page 215)
  • 15.AN INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR PAUL STIRLING (page 227)