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The Alevis in Turkey and Europe : identity and managing territorial diversity / Elise Massicard.

Author/Creator:
Massicard, Elise., author.
Publication:
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (273 p.)
Series:
Exeter studies in ethno politics.
Exeter studies in ethno politics
Exeter studies in ethno politics
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Subjects:
Nosairians -- Turkey -- History.
Nosairians -- Europe -- History.
Nosairians -- Political activity -- Turkey.
Nosairians -- Political activity -- Europe.
Identity politics -- Turkey.
Identity politics -- Europe.
Group identity -- Turkey.
Group identity -- Europe.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 defi
Contents:
pt. I. A polymorphous and divided movement
pt. II. Difficulties in entrenching the movement in Turkey
pt. III. The localisation of identity.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-71156-7
0-203-11124-9
1-136-27799-4
OCLC:
817890127
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203111246 doi