By Elisabeth Ozdalga
The upward push to energy of the Turkish Islamists is as a result numerous a long time of revivalism. during this approach the veil has been a favorite image of the recent spiritual puritanism, inflicting resentment between those that regard the bare-headed lady because the image of development and emancipation. within the gentle of a century-long clash among secularism and well known Islam, the current learn describes the clash over the veil because it grew to become a burning factor within the decade following the army intervention of 1980 and continues to be to at the present time an issue of controversy.
While targeting the difficulty of veiling, the writer additionally considers the broader photograph of hysteria among legit secularism and well known Islam in present-day Turkey. even supposing this stress isn't discounted, the writer argues that the truth that the Islamic move is at the upward thrust doesn't suggest that it threatens the very foundations of recent Turkish society. while the controversies of the 19th century may be defined as a 'clash of civilizations' (between Islam and the West), these of at the present time have reduced in size into conflicts over convinced cultural symbols which are a part of an analogous globally-expanding technological civilization.
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The Veiling Issue, Official Secularism and Popular Islam in Modern Turkey (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Nias Report Series) by Elisabeth Ozdalga