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The Alevis in Modern Turkey and the Diaspora: Recognition, Mobilisation and Transformation

Derya Ozkul

This book explores the struggles of a minority group - Alevis - for recognition and representation in Turkey and the diaspora. It examines how they mobilise against state practices and claim their rights, while at the same time negotiating how they define themselves. The authors offers a conceptual framework to study minorities by looking at both structural and agency-related factors in resisting state pressure and mobilising for their rights.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 15th, 2023
  • Pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.74in - 1.09lb
  • EAN: 9781474492034
  • Categories: Middle East - Turkey & Ottoman EmpireModern - 21st CenturyWorld - Middle Eastern

About the Author

Ozkul, Derya: - Derya Özkul is a Senior Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Her research deals with questions around migration and displacement with a specific focus on Turkey. She is the co-editor of Social Transformation and International Migration (co-authored with Stephen Castles and Malena Arias Cubas 2015, Palgrave). Her work has been published in many journals, including the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Third World Quarterly, Turkish Studies, New Perspectives on Turkey and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Markussen, Hege: - Hege Markussen is a researcher in History of Religions at Lund University, Sweden. She is the author of the book Teaching History, Learning Piety: An Alevi Foundation in Contemporary Turkey (2012) and the editor of Alevis and Alevism: Transformed Identities (2005). She is a member of the editorial committee of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.