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The New Jew and the New Turk: A Comparative Analysis of Israeli and Turkish Nation-Building Within the Framework of Religion, Modernity and Secularism

  • Umut UzerEmail author
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Abstract

This study offers a comparison of Israeli and Turkish national identities and the role of religion in the construction of their respective nations. The new Turk and the new Israeli Jew had ambivalent relations toward religion, trying to jettison certain aspects of it while at the same time retaining elements of Islam and Judaism in the makeup of their respective national identities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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