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Understanding Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Minorities in Turkey

Volume 26 of the journak Poligrafi, edited by Anja Zalta, Tahir Abbas, and Umut Azak

Abstract : The study of ethnic minorities is of vital concern in the context of nations consisting of different groups, some of which are immigrants whilst others are indigenous to the land. While a considerable degree of effort is made concerning studying the real-world situations of minorities in Western Europe and North America, there are generally limited approaches to exploring the situation in the Middle East. Similarly, although there is important work on the experiences of minorities in Turkey being published, few examine minority groups holistically in terms of elaborating on the current state of affairs as well as situating the analysis into a wider discussion on the nature of ethnic and religious differences in contemporary Turkey. This special issue is an attempt to explore the nature and reality of the lived experiences of ethnic and religious minorities in Turkey from different conceptual and analytical perspectives, ranging from the sociological, historical, and anthropological to the political.

Available on open access :

Volume 26 de la revue Poligrafi, dirigé par Anja Zalta, Tahir Abbas, and Umut Azak

Résumé :

L’étude des minorités ethniques est d’une importance vitale dans le contexte de nations composées de différents groupes, dont certains sont des immigrants et d’autres des autochtones. Si des efforts considérables sont déployés pour étudier la situation réelle des minorités en Europe occidentale et en Amérique du Nord, les approches sont généralement limitées pour explorer la situation au Moyen-Orient. De même, bien que d’importants travaux sur les expériences des minorités en Turquie soient publiés, rares sont ceux qui examinent les groupes minoritaires de manière holistique, en élaborant sur l’état actuel des choses et en situant l’analyse dans une discussion plus large sur la nature des différences ethniques et religieuses dans la Turquie contemporaine. Ce numéro spécial est une tentative d’explorer la nature et la réalité des expériences vécues par les minorités ethniques et religieuses en Turquie à partir de différentes perspectives conceptuelles et analytiques, allant de la sociologie, l’histoire et l’anthropologie à la politique.

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العدد 26 من مجلة بوليغرافي Poligrafi ، المحرّرون: أنجا زالتا، طاهر عبّاس وأوموت آزاك

تشكّلُ دراسة الأقليات الإثنية مسألةً حيويّةً في الدول التي تضمّ مجموعات سكّان مختلفة، ينتمي بعضها إلى فئة المهاجرين والبعض الآخر إلى السكان الأصليين. وبينما تُبذل جهودٌ هائلة لدراسة أوضاع الأقليات على أرض الواقع في أوروبا الغربية وأمريكا الشمالية، إلا أنّ المناهج المعتمدة بوجه عامّ لتحليل الوضع في الشرق الأوسط محدودةٌ. والواقع نفسه ينطبق على تركيا، فبالرغم من الأعمال المهمّة التي يتم نشرها حول تجارب الأقليات في البلد، إلا أنّ قلّة منها تدرس مجموعات الأقليات بشموليّةٍ فلا تبحثُ في وضعها الراهن ولا تُدرج التحليل ضمن مناقشة أوسع نطاقاً تتناولُ طبيعة الاختلافات الإثنية والدينية في تركيا المعاصرة. لذا يشكّل، هذا العدد الخاصّ محاولة لاستكشاف طبيعة وواقع التجارب التي تعيشها الأقليات الإثنية والدينية في تركيا من وجهات نظر مفاهيمية وتحليلية مختلفة تترواح من تلك الاجتماعية والتاريخية والأنثروبولوجية إلى الأخرى السياسية.”

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