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By Tayfun Atay

ISBN-10: 3867417431

ISBN-13: 9783867417433

This publication is a social anthropological research (based on ethnographic fieldwork) of the discourse and social perform of an Islamic-mystic group in London, specifically, the department of Naqshbandi Sufi order led through Sheikh Nazim of Cyprus. The Naqshbandi order is a well known mystical establishment having a frequent old and modern effect at the lifetime of many Muslims around the globe, together with the West. The e-book focuses rather at the definitions and reflections of the participants of this department upon themselves and the broader smooth (‘western’) society open air their close-knit neighborhood. It finds that the Islamic discourse of the group features a multitude of expressions during which the contributors' perceptions in their social and religious universe are formed and communicated to a much broader viewers. And it concludes thorough research of an Islamic neighborhood should still pay specific realization to 3 heavily comparable discursive techniques: (a) the reflections of the sort of group at the wider (modern) society of which it's a half; (b) the ways that it defines itself as 'Islamic' and contests with different Muslim teams or pursuits for the illustration of the 'correct version' of Islamic culture; (c) the discourses of clash and gear inside of this kind of neighborhood. Tayfun Atay holds an MA in quarter reviews (Near & heart East) and a PhD in Social Anthropology from institution of Oriental and African reports, college of London. He has performed ethnographic fieldworks in London and plenty of elements of Turkey, and released 5 monographs in Turkish. at present, he's Professor of Ethnology within the division of Folklore and Ethnology on the collage of Ankara.

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