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Social Theory and Later Modernities: The Turkish Experience

Ibrahim Kaya


The debate on varieties of modernity is central to current social theory and research, and this book explores the theme in relation to the culture and society of Turkey. It focuses on the Kemalist project to create a modern Turkish nation-state, analysing its historical background, the role of the concepts of ethnicity and nation, and the configurations of state, society and economy in the new Turkish republic. The author then moves on to examine the relations between Islam and modernity, arguing that both must be understood as open to multiple interpretations rather than seen as monolithic an ... More

Keywords: varieties of modernity, social theory, society of Turkey, Kemalist project, Turkish nation-state, ethnicity, nation, state, society, economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238881
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314094


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ibrahim Kaya, author