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Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives by Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere

By Tord Olsson,Elisabeth Ozdalga,Catharina Raudvere

within the emerging momentum for brand spanking new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have additionally emerged at the scene, not easy due attractiveness. during this approach a few dramatic occasions have served as very important milestones: the clashes among Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the riots in Istanbul (Gaziosmanpasa) in 1995. much less evocative, yet ultimately extra major, has been the emerging curiosity in Alevi folklore and spiritual practices. Questions have additionally arisen as to what this department of Islamic heterodoxy represents by way of previous and new identities. during this ebook, those questions are addressed through probably the most famous students within the field.

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