ŞEHİR e-arşiv

Islam, socialism and the public sphere : the case of Emek ve Adalet Platformu

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dc.contributor.advisor Kayaalp, Ebru
dc.contributor.author Güner, Emel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-13T08:56:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-13T08:56:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-13
dc.date.submitted 2018-10-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11498/55855
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyzes the collaborative political project of the left wing and Islamic thought in Turkey. The relationship between left-wing thought in Islam, the public sphere, and democracy are absent from the main topics of discussion in the existing sociological literature. Nevertheless, the recent appearance of non-orthodox strands of Islamic political thought in the Turkish public sphere is noteworthy in a country where the state has traditionally sought to dominate discourses on religion and the economy. This thesis examines whether a collaborative discourse between the left and Islam can open up an enhanced, pluralistic, and inclusive public sphere using the case study of Emek ve Adalet Platformu. Emek ve Adalet Platformu (Labor and Justice Platform) is a movement that has attempted to unite Islamic and socialist sensibilities by taking the Quran’s approach to social justice as a reference point for solving social, economic, and political problems. Based on open-ended interviews with six activists in the movement, this thesis locates Emek ve Adalet Platformu as a reflection of sol ilahiyat (leftist theology) in the public sphere and analyzes the movement’s role there using the concepts of plurality, subaltern counterpublic, democratic ethos, and enlarged mentality. While these concepts do enable the movement to carve out a more pluralistic, inclusive space, certain factors internal to the movement limit its ability to open up the public sphere. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Abstract ...................................................................................................................................... iv Öz ................................................................................................................................................ v Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................... vii Table Of Contents .................................................................................................................... viii CHAPTERS 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................1 1.1 Methodology .....................................................................................................................6 1.1.1. Research Process .......................................................................................................6 1.2 Profiles of the Interviewees ..............................................................................................8 1.3 Outline of the Thesis .......................................................................................................11 2. Religion versus Socialism or Religion with Socialism ............................................................13 2.1. Introduction ....................................................................................................................13 2.2. Oscillating between Obedience and Revolt: Where does Religion Stand? ....................13 2.2.1. Mahmoud Muhammad Taha ...................................................................................17 2.2.2. Ali Shariati ................................................................................................................18 2.2.3. Mustafa Sibai ...........................................................................................................21 2.3. Is Left Compatible with Islam? The Main Axes of Discussion in Sol İlahiyat ..................22 2.4. The Relationship between Religion and Socialism in Turkey and New Muslimhood ..........................................................................................................................29 2.5. Conclusion ......................................................................................................................36 3. Who and What is Emek ve Adalet Platformu? ......................................................................37 3.1. Introduction ....................................................................................................................37 3.2. Emek ve Adalet Platformu: An Identity Card for the Movement ...................................37 3.3. Conclusion ......................................................................................................................56 4. Emek ve Adalet Platformu in the Public Sphere ...................................................................59 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Socialism and Islam en_US
dc.subject Public Sphere en_US
dc.subject Sosyalizm ve İslam en_US
dc.subject Kamusal Alan en_US
dc.title Islam, socialism and the public sphere : the case of Emek ve Adalet Platformu en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department İstanbul Şehir University. Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science. Cultural Studies. en_US


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