The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling

The Forbidden Modern Civilization and Veiling This book by prominent Turkish scholar Nil fer G le examines the complex relationships among modernity religion and gender relations in the Middle East Her focus is on the factors that influence you

  • Title: The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling
  • Author: Nilüfer Göle
  • ISBN: 9780472066308
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book by prominent Turkish scholar Nil fer G le examines the complex relationships among modernity, religion, and gender relations in the Middle East Her focus is on the factors that influence young women pursuing university educations in Turkey to adopt seemingly fundamentalist Islamist traditions, such as veiling, and the complex web of meanings attributed to theseThis book by prominent Turkish scholar Nil fer G le examines the complex relationships among modernity, religion, and gender relations in the Middle East Her focus is on the factors that influence young women pursuing university educations in Turkey to adopt seemingly fundamentalist Islamist traditions, such as veiling, and the complex web of meanings attributed to these gender separating practices Veiling, a politicized practice that conceptually forces people to choose between the modern and the backward, provides an insightful way of looking at the contemporary Islam West conflict, shedding light on the recent rise of Islamist fundamentalism in many countries and providing insight into what is a complex phenomenon than is commonly portrayed in accounts by Western journalists G le s sociological approach, employing a number of personal interviews, allows for both a detailed case study of these young Turkish women who are turning to the tenets of fundamental Islamist gender codes, and for a broader critique of Eurocentrism and the academic literature regarding the construction of meaning Both perspectives serve as a springboard for the launching of theoretical innovations into feminist, religious, cultural, and area studies A timely book, whose publication in English will contribute to a variety of scholarly debates It promises to be provocative and widely read among scholars interested in issues of modernism and identity, women s social movements, the status of women in Islamic societies, and the broader issues of public versus private spheres Nil fer Isvan, State University of New York, Stony BrookThe Forbidden Modern Civilization and Veiling was originally published as Modern Mahrem by the Turkish publisher Metis and has been translated into French, German, and Spanish Nil fer G le is Professor of Sociology, Bogazi i University.

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    About “Nilüfer Göle

    • Nilüfer Göle

      Nil fer G le born 1953 is a prominent Turkish sociologist and a leading authority on the political movement of today s educated, urbanized, religious Muslim women From 1986 to 2001 a professor at the Bo azi i University in Istanbul, she is currently Directrice d tudes at the cole des hautes tudes en sciences sociales EHESS , Centre d Analyse et d Intervention Sociologiques CADIS , in Paris G le is the author of Interp n trations L Islam et l Europe and The Forbidden Modern Civilization and Veiling Through personal interviews, G le has developed detailed case studies of young Turkish women who are turning to the tenets of fundamental Islamic gender codes Her sociological approach has also produced a broader critique of Eurocentrism with regard to emerging Islamic identities at the close of the twentieth century She has explored the specific topic of covering, as well as the complexities of living in a multicultural world.

    408 thoughts on “The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling

    • Although it has been published 15 years ago this book still remains the most comprehensive and balanced scholarly account of the veiling issue plus the past and present of the gender issue in Turkey.Göle makes explicit her theoretical and methodological choices. She is talking from within the hermeneutical paradigm; she is not trying to causally explain the emergence of veiling as a phenomenon, rather she is attempting to understand the meaning of the veil for different actors involved. Her mai [...]


    • Nilüfer Göle Modern Mahrem'de örtünmenin romanını anlatıyor gibi. Bunu hem çalışmadaki tarihselliğin bir nevi olay örgüsü algısı oluşturmasından hem de Göle'nin anlatımının bilimsel yayınlarda pek aşina olmadığımız akıcılıkta olmasından dolayı söylüyorum.Modern Mahrem üç kısımdan oluşuyor (giriş ve sonuç bölümleri haricinde) fakat kitabın hayli uzun da bir önsözü mevcut. Kadına bakışta Doğu-Batı karşıtlığını kısaca özetleyen Giriş bö [...]


    • veil's role in modern TurkeyNot wishing to beat around the bush, I will immediately say that this is a very intelligent book, but densely written and not so clear to a person not steeped in sociological lingo. Since the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1923, "the course of Turkish modernization redefined central social values and even the concept of 'human' in light of the influences of Western civilization." (p.132) Turkey, inescapably on a path to change, could choose between Western, Kemalist, an [...]


    • When it was published in 1990s, it was a breakthrough in studies on Islamic movements in Turkey. Inspired by postcolonial literature and postmodern approaches to modernity, a radically new thinking of Islamists However, in retrospect, it might have served for building legitimacy for the current autocratic rule


    • This is a outstanding analysis- me thinks. And as a Turkish woman with a veil I do disagree to my hijabi sisters; Nilüfer Göle outlines the movements in Turkey and the impact on society whereas she never judges about whether a woman should or should not wear a hijab.This is a 'unusally' uninsulting piece of scientific research- not turkish pattern-likely written.


    • Gole teached me how to subject Veil into gender study in 2000, as my early years in learning gender study. However I disagree in lot of issues that Gole wrote. Such as Gole wrote that veil is an easy answer of moneter crisis in "Third World."


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