Essays about: "islam and secularization"

Found 2 essays containing the words islam and secularization.

  1. 1. "It's not really about alcohol, you know"

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi

    Author : Mette Ostenfeldt Fallesen; [2014]
    Keywords : Islam; alcohol consumption; secularism; Turkey; national identity; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This paper is about the role that alcohol consumption plays in the (re)definition of Turkishness at a time where the secular foundations of the country are being challenged by the religious-conservative Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP). We see how alcohol consumption shed its marginal position in the middle of the 19th century, being elevated to the status of drink of the elites, how this in turn shaped the lifestyles of those growing up in the urban centers throughout the next century and a half, the native secularists, and how it is perhaps again on the way to a marginal position in the Turkish society. READ MORE

  2. 2. Secularization in a strong religious society: the case of Turkey

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Ekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Taleh Tahirli; [2006]
    Keywords : Secularization; Modernization; Religion; Ataturk; Turkey;

    Abstract : There is a widespread belief among many researchers that Islam and secularization is incompatible. Obviously, in the Eastern world and in Muslim countries in particular, the problematic relationship between religion and democracy is still shows itself intensively. READ MORE