“SECULARISM LOST, SECULARISM REGAINED” SECULARIZATION IN THE PRACTICE OF CULTURAL ISLAM
"LAİKLİK ELDEN GİTTİ, LAİKLİK GERİ GELDİ": KÜLTÜREL İSLAM UYGULAMALARINDA SEKÜLERLEŞME

Author : Alper ÇAKMAK
Number of pages : 96-106

Summary

The article is set out to examine the content and the reasons of observable changes in Turkey in regard of the secularization of the practicing Muslims within the realms of politics, political economy, public codes, ethical and legal factors. It is of significance since the literature is mainly focused upon the de-secularization of Turkish political system in recent years and this process was named as “Malaysianisation”. Among these debates, secularization of the practicing Muslim has emerged on the stage that is just in contrast to what has been imagined as an expected change. The change in the extent / dimension / perception of piety (in the concept of secularization of the practicing Muslims) can be observed under the embracing framework and sometimes overlapping umbrella of globalization and capitalism whose effects can be demonstrated in the domains of daily life practices, finance and entrepreneurship, commodification (fashion), political agendas of Islamist parties, pious people

Keywords

Secularization, Muslim, political economy, globalization, capitalism

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