Jenny White. Islamist
Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002.
Esra Özyürek a1 a1 University of California, San Diego
After more than seventy years of secularist rule in Turkey, victory of the Islam-based Welfare Party in the mid-1990s came as a surprise to many political observers. Electoral support for religious party politics increased despite heavy pressures from the secular army and state officials. Based on over twenty years of ethnographic research in a low-income neighborhood in Istanbul, Jenny White's Islamist
Turkey explores the basis of this support and the meaning it carries in the daily lives of people.