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Stoyanov, Yuri (2019) 'Modern and post-secular Alevi and Bektaşi religiosities and the Slavo-Turkic heretical imaginary.' In: Sosnowska, Danuta and Drzewiecka, Ewelina, (eds.), The Experience of Faith in Slavic Cultures and Literatures in the Context of Postsecular Thought. Warsaw: The University of Warsaw Press, pp. 129-144.

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Abstract

The problem of contemporary and post-secular Alevi and Bektāşī religiosities in Turkey, South-East Europe and in diasporic milieux in Western Europe and North America has been attracting some increasing attention since the late 1980s. Following decades of suppression of Alevi and Bektāşī religious and cultural traditions by the aggressive secularism of the respective Eastern Bloc Communist regimes, the process of reclaiming Alevi and Bektāşī identities in the Orthodox-majority cultures in South-Eastern Europe and in post-secular settings has followed its own distinctive dynamics in the last three decades. While post-secularism exposed Alevi and Bektāşī communities to locally and transnationally coordinated Sunnification pressures and Twelver Twelver Shiʽite pro-active programmes, both trends within these communities and in the post-Communist South-East European cultures in general continue to reimagine and rearticulate their identities in the framework of the Slavo-Turkic heretical imaginary which was initially formulated in the nation-building historiographies of the late Ottoman and early post-Ottoman periods.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Post-secularism, Heresy, Heterodoxy, Islam, Christianity, Orthodoxy, South-East Europe/Balkans, Ottoman Empire, Alevism, Bektāşīsm, Syncretism, Religious Conversion, Slavonic Cultures, Turkic Cultures, Post-Ottoman State/Nation-building
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DF Greece
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences
P Language and Literature
ISBN: 9788323537175
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Sosnowska, Danuta and Drzewiecka, Ewelina, (eds.), The Experience of Faith in Slavic Cultures and Literatures in the Context of Postsecular Thought. Warsaw: The University of Warsaw Press, pp. 129-144. (2019). Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.31338/uw.9788323537175.pp.128-143
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 16:51
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39756
Related URLs: https://www.wuw ... ught-EBOOK.html (Publisher URL)

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