New Book: Symbiotic Antagonisms: Competing Nationalisms in Turkey

18 12 2010
Symbiotic Antagonisms: Competing Nationalisms in Turkey
Edited by Ayşe Kadıoğlu and E. Fuat Keyman
University of Utah Press
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.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
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
     Ayşe Kadıoğlu and E. Fuat Keyman
List of Contributors



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