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dc.contributor.authorAytürk, İ.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMignon, L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:36:09Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:36:09Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/20832
dc.description.abstractWidely recognized by nationalists, Islamists and conservatives as the heroine of the Turkish Right in the twentieth century, Sâmiha Ayverdi influenced the renaissance of right-wing politics in Turkey as an important leader of the Rifaî order, a prolific author, an unyielding anti-communist, and finally as an institution-builder for right-wing causes. This article focuses on the apparent paradoxes in Ayverdi's long career, such as her modernist interpretation of Islam, her relationship with her sufi master, preference for memoirs, and her unabashed elitism. Such characteristics defy clichés associated with the stereotypical conservative/nationalist/ Islamist intellectual in Cold War Turkey. Our in-depth study of Ayverdi's works thus reveals the complexity of right-wing identities, and the fact that our protagonist is an outspoken woman intellectual also adds an important twist to the story.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleNew Perspectives on Turkeyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0896634600002041en_US
dc.subjectAyverdien_US
dc.subjectKemalismen_US
dc.subjectMinorities - Turkeyen_US
dc.subjectMuslim womenen_US
dc.subjectNarratives of the selfen_US
dc.subjectSufismen_US
dc.subjectTurkish literatureen_US
dc.subjectTurkish nationalismen_US
dc.titleParadoxes of a cold war sufi woman: Sâmiha Ayverdi between Islam, nationalism, and modernityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science
dc.citation.spage57en_US
dc.citation.epage89en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber49en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0896634600002041en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1305-3299


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