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Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey

The Reckoning of Pluralism
Stanford University Press
2014

The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey by Kabir Tambar (Anthropology) centers on the case of Turkey's Alevi community, a sizeable Muslim minority in a Sunni majority state. Alevis have seen their loyalty to the state questioned and experienced sectarian hostility, and yet their community is also championed by state ideologues as bearers of the nation's folkloric heritage.