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Women, religion and the state in contemporary Turkey / Chiara Maritato.

By: Maritato, Chiara, 1986- [author.]Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781108836524; 9781108812504Subject(s): Turkey. Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı | Muslim women -- Religious life -- Turkey | Islam -- Turkey -- 21st century | Islam and state -- TurkeyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Women, religion and the state in contemporary TurkeyDDC classification: 305.48/69709561 LOC classification: HQ1170 | .M354 2020
Contents:
Religion, a State Affair -- Pious Women and the Secular State -- The Diyanet's Policies Towards Women -- Vaizeler's Invitation : The Mosque as a Place for Women -- Achieving Public Piety through the Vaizeler's Sessions -- Religious Counselling and Moral Support for Women and Families -- Listen to the Battlefield : Female Preachers within a Secular State -- Concluding Remarks.
Summary: "Since the early 2000s, the Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has considerably increased the number of women employed as religious officers. The book sheds light on the significance of this policy and retraces the broader political framework in which the process has been taking shape. Drawing on extensive ethnographic observations of the activities conducted by Diyanet women preachers in Istanbul mosques, the work breaks new ground on two fronts: on the one side, it elucidates how women access to Diyanet bureaucracy has resulted in a slow but unavoidable transformation of gender roles within Islamic institutions. The emergence of a pious, modern and highly educated woman determined to gain visibility in the (religious) public realm informs about state's attempt to standardize a multifaceted female religious participation. On the other side, the book illuminates on a broader reformulation of the religious services for women and families as a pervasive moral support which penetrates and reshapes the spaces of the secular. In this vein, the work scrutinizes the feminization of the Diyanet as a prism through which the continuous evolutions of Turkish secularism are investigated"-- Provided by publisher.
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H2p MARIT 32543 Not for loan BOOKS-000000025420

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Religion, a State Affair -- Pious Women and the Secular State -- The Diyanet's Policies Towards Women -- Vaizeler's Invitation : The Mosque as a Place for Women -- Achieving Public Piety through the Vaizeler's Sessions -- Religious Counselling and Moral Support for Women and Families -- Listen to the Battlefield : Female Preachers within a Secular State -- Concluding Remarks.

"Since the early 2000s, the Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has considerably increased the number of women employed as religious officers. The book sheds light on the significance of this policy and retraces the broader political framework in which the process has been taking shape. Drawing on extensive ethnographic observations of the activities conducted by Diyanet women preachers in Istanbul mosques, the work breaks new ground on two fronts: on the one side, it elucidates how women access to Diyanet bureaucracy has resulted in a slow but unavoidable transformation of gender roles within Islamic institutions. The emergence of a pious, modern and highly educated woman determined to gain visibility in the (religious) public realm informs about state's attempt to standardize a multifaceted female religious participation. On the other side, the book illuminates on a broader reformulation of the religious services for women and families as a pervasive moral support which penetrates and reshapes the spaces of the secular. In this vein, the work scrutinizes the feminization of the Diyanet as a prism through which the continuous evolutions of Turkish secularism are investigated"-- Provided by publisher.

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