Asik, Mehmet Ozan
Erdemir, Aykan
In this article, the relation between the Westernization experience and the radical Islamists reaction in Egypt is examined. It is argued that it is necessary to focus on the historical imagination of Westernization to understand the Egyptian reaction as manifested in Islamist religious educational discourse. The historical imagination appears to be based on a traumatic experience which was triggered by a traumatic event, namely British colonialism. The religious educational discourse in Egypt, an opportune case to observe radical Islamist response to the trauma experience, is found to be a mediating structure between the historical experience and the Islamist reaction. The study indicates that emic categories and societal emotions play a significant role in this mediation.


The Relationship between the Egyptian State and the muslim brotherhood from 1952 to 1970
Eldeniz, Selin; Boztemur, Recep; Department of Middle East Studies (2012)
This thesis aims to analyze the relationship between two main inspiration sources of the Arab world, both emerged in Egypt: Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Muslim Brotherhood. The focus is defined as the relationship between the Egyptian state of Nasser’s era and the Muslim Brotherhood; hence the time period is determined to be between 1952 and 1970. The reason why I have chosen this subject is that for the Middle East in general, and Egypt in particular, both actors have played a significant role in the path of...
Resilience of the Nasserist ideology in Egypt: from its emergence to the Arab spring
Oğuz, Kübra; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of Middle East Studies (2014)
This thesis aims to analyze the relevance of the Nasserist ideology in the post-Tahrir Egyptian political scene by looking into its formation and transformation to date. It attempts to respond to the central question as to how come Nasserist ideology, which is thought to have fulfilled its mission at the end of the 1960s, seems to have been resurrected in the contemporary Egypt whether at the regime level in the embodiment of a military figure General Abdal Fattah Al-Sisi or at the oppositional level in the...
Changing discourse on women and islam in Turkey in ethnographic studies
Onur, Petek; Saktanber, Ayşe Nur; Department of Sociology (2016)
This thesis provides an analysis of the change of ethnographic discourse on women and Islam in Turkey. Based on the theoretical framework of feminist postcolonial theory it analyses the ethnographic studies as texts and focuses on the concepts of subjectivity, subalternnes, otherness, and agency in Muslim women's discursive representations and binarism, Eurocentricism, essentialism in the way discourse is produced. It adopts Michel Foucault’s theorization of discourse, knowledge and power as a methodology t...
Transformation of Turkish Islamism and the Rise of the Justice and Development Party
Şen, Mustafa (2010-01-01)
Deviating from the mainstream analyses of the AKP that see the rise of AKP to power as a result of the struggle between ocentero and operiphery,o this study is an attempt to analyze and understand the modalities of inclusion and accommodation of Turkish Islamism into the sociopolitical structure of Turkey. Therefore, it specially focuses on three interwoven processes: the articulation of Turkish Islamism with the Turkish Islamic synthesis; permanent enlargement of the religious field; and articulation betwe...
Paradoxes in Turkey's Syria policy: Analyzing the critical episode of agenda building
Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem (2016-09-01)
This article explores the discursive reasons behind the paradoxes in Turkey's foreign policy since the onset of the Syria crisis. By looking at representation of Turkey's Syria policy in two prominent pro-government newspapers, Star and Yeni Safak, the authors highlight the significance of the February 2012 episode, after which Ankara experienced deep discursive dilemmas for three reasons: the uncertain portrayal of the dyadic context, the ambiguous framing of third-party roles, and ambivalent agenda buildi...
Citation Formats
M. O. Asik and A. Erdemir, “WESTERNIZATION AS CULTURAL TRAUMA: EGYPTIAN RADICAL ISLAMIST DISCOURSE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION,” JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES, pp. 111–132, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/54406.