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Islamist movements : the new social movements of the Middle East? : a case study

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Durham E-Theses Islamist movements : the new social movements of the Middle East? : a case study Tu??r Kavli, O??zram How to cite: Tu??r Kavli, O??zram (2003) Islamist movements : the new social movements of the Middle East? : a case study, Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1080/ Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in Durham E-Theses • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full Durham E-Theses policy for further details. Academic Support Office, Durham University, University Office, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HP e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +44 0191 334 6107 http://etheses.dur.ac.uk 2 OZLEM TÜR KAVLI ISLAMIST MOVEMENTS - THE NEW SOCIAL MOVEMENTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST? A CASE STUDY OF TURKEY PHD, 2003 This thesis attempts to provide an explanation for the emergence of Islamist movements in the Middle East. The main argument is that Islamist movements are a response to an imposed version of modernity and join the New Social Movements of the West in their critique of modernisation and homogenous national culture defined by elites. The thesis rejects mutually exclusive, single causal arguments in understanding Islamist movements. It proposes that studying elite-imposed modernisation processes in the Middle East, including their economic, political and cultural aspects, can provide a better understanding of the phenomenon. The thesis draws on theories of New Social Movements and post-modernity, as well as alternative understand

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