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Faces of the State Secularism and Public Life in Turkey

ISBN-10: 0691088454
ISBN-13: 9780691088457
Edition: 2002
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Description: Faces of the State os a penetrating study of the production of a sate-revering political culutre in the public life of 1990s Turkey.

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Book details

List price: $52.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Faces of the State os a penetrating study of the production of a sate-revering political culutre in the public life of 1990s Turkey.

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Acknowledgments
Introduction Semiconscious States: The Political and the Psychic in Urban Public Life
Entering the City
Secularism in Public Life
The Turkish Astronomer and the Little Prince
The Construction of "Turkish Culture"
"The Anthropology of Turkey"
The Not-Too-Native Anthropologist
Researching the Political
Cultural Politics
Prophecies of Culture: Rumor, Humor, and Secularist Projections about "Islamic Public Life"
"The Native"
Tales of Nightmare
Rumor or Reality?
The Issues at Stake
The Prophecy
Public Life and the Construction of "Local Culture"
The Place of Turkey: Contested Regionalism in an Ambiguous Area
"Turkey" as Sign
The History of "Region"
Beheadings in Saudi Arabia
Joining the Customs Union
The Place of Turkey
The Contest over "Region"
"The Middle Eastern Woman"
Undoing Area Studies
The Market for Identities: Buying and Selling Secularity and Islam
Consuming "Culture"
The Veil as a Commodity
Secularist Commodities
Istanbul's New Marketplaces
The Islamist Department Store
The Trademark of Islam
The Force of Symbols
The Market for Identities
State Fantasies
Rituals for the State: Public Statism and the Production of "Civil Society"
The Soldier's Farewell
The Wrestler as Leviathan
The Flag Campaign
Does "Civil Society" Exist?
"The Transparent Reflection of Society"
"A Holiday of the People"
The Agency of "Society"
Fantasies for the State: Hype, Cynicism, and the Everyday Life of Statecraft
Does the "State" Exist?
Mundane Cynicism
The Truck That Crashed into the "State"
The Magnetism of State Crime
The Afterlife of the "State"
The Cult of Ataturk: The Apparition of a Secularist Leader in Uncanny Forms
Like a Cross That Stops the Devil . . .
"Visits to a Saint's Tomb"
Mystical Apparitions
Calling Spirits
Numerology
Statues and Idols
Heads of State
Secularist Excesses
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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