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Between Islam and the nation; nation-building, the ulama and Alevi identity in Turkey

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This article analyses the relationship between Islam and nationalism by considering the role of the ulama in Turkey, housed within the Presidency of Religious Affairs (PRA). The ulama – religious scholars and experts of Islamic law – in Muslim majority contexts are typically closely linked with the state and play a key role in shaping the boundaries of Islam and of what is Islamically acceptable. However, this is also of consequence for the boundaries of the nation, since in Turkey Islam and ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/nana.12238

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Nations and Nationalism Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
48-67
Publication date:
2016-07-13
Acceptance date:
2016-04-05
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EISSN:
1469-8129
ISSN:
1354-5078
Pubs id:
pubs:663185
URN:
uri:57242fc1-d7f8-48e1-99cd-b7a5d3524aa6
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uuid:57242fc1-d7f8-48e1-99cd-b7a5d3524aa6
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pubs:663185

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