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Author Tugal, Cihan.

Title Passive revolution : absorbing the Islamic challenge to capitalism / Cihan Tugal.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  322.109561 T817p 2009    ---  Available
Description xii, 306 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-299) and index.
Contents Toward a theory of hegemonic politics -- Islamization in Turkey as constitution of hegemony -- Vicissitudes of integral political society -- The making and unmaking of integral civil society -- The emergence of modern Islamic political society -- Modern Islamic civil society triumphant -- Conclusion : Islamic hegemony in comparative perspective.
Summary Over the last decade, pious Muslims all over the world have gone through contradictory transformations. Though public attention commonly rests on the turn toward violence, this book's stories of transformation to 'moderate Islam' in a previously radical district in Istanbul exemplify another experience. In a shift away from distrust of the state to partial secularization, Islamists in Turkey transitioned through a process of absorption into existing power structures. With rich descriptions of life in the district of Sultanbeyli, this unique work investigates how religious activists organized, how authorities defeated them, and how the emergent pro-state Justice and Development Party incorporated them. As Tugal reveals, the absorption of a radical movement was not simply the foregone conclusion of an inevitable world-historical trend but an outcome of contingent struggles. With a closing comparative look at Egypt and Iran, the book situates the Turkish case in a broad historical context and discusses why Islamic politics have not been similarly integrated into secular capitalism elsewhere.
Subject Islam and politics -- Turkey.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Turkey.
Islamic modernism -- Turkey.
Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
ISBN 9780804761451 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804761450 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780804761444 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804761442 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. 40016701674

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