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From Symbolic Exile to Physical Exile

Turkey’s Imam Hatip Schools, the Emergence of a Conservative Counter-Elite, and its Knowledge Migration to Europe

Ismail Caglar

148 pages
Amsterdam University Press
he book is about Turkish Imam-Hatip High School graduates enrolled in European universities. There is not any other publication about this student group Gives an extensive history background of Turkish modernization and religiously conservatives. In this historical background the book tries to follow a social history methods that focuses on local peoples’ responses to Turkish modernization Analyses Imam-Hatip Schools as a channel of upward social mobilization of Turkish religiously conservatives and as a result attempts to tell the story of conservative modernization that is parallel to secular Turkish modernization.
Author Bio
Ismail Çaglar is lecturer at the Sociology Department of Fatih University in Istanbul.