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A Muslim Minority in Turkey: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion in a Bosniak Community

A Muslim Minority in Turkey: Migration, Ethnicity and Religion in a Bosniak Community
Lejla Voloder

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Although Turkey is a secular state, it is often characterised as a Muslim country. In her latest book, Lejla Voloder provides an engaging and revealing study of a Bosniak community in Turkey, one of the Muslim minorities actually recognised by the state in Turkey. Under what circumstances have they resettled to Turkey? How do they embrace Islam? How does one live as a Bosniak, a Turkish citizen, a mother, a father, a member of a household, and as one guided by Islam? The first book based on fieldwork to detail the lives of members of the Bosnian and Bosniak diaspora in Turkey, A Muslim Minority in Turkey makes a unique contribution to the study of Muslim minority groups in Turkey and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction Chapter 1 Muhajirin Chapter 2 Rahman's business and Abla's illness Chapter 3 `Let it not be called!' Chapter 4 Beliefs of a faith healer Chapter 5 Visiting nationalists
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Author Info

Lejla Voloder is a teaching fellow, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia. She has

been visiting research fellow, Department of Sociology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, and is the

author of A Muslim Diaspora in Australia (I.B.Tauris, 2017) and co-editor (with L. Kirpitchenko)

of Insider research on Migration and Mobility: International Perspectives on Researcher Positioning


Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781788311830
Publication Date: 29 Jun 2018
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 216
Width: 138

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