"Westernization and Alienation of the State/Social Order": A Pseudo-Scientific Fairy-tale of Turkish Islamists
"Westernization and Alienation of the State/Social Order": A Pseudo-Scientific Fairy-tale of Turkish Islamists

Author(s): Deniz Yoldas
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Review, Turkish Literature
Published by: Institutul de Antropologie ,,Francisc I. Rainer” al Academiei Române
Keywords: Küçükömer; Islamofascism; Kemalist fascism

Summary/Abstract: Idris Küçükömer (born 1925 in Giresun, dead 1987 in Istanbul) is a well-known Turkish academic, who tried to figure out the controversial character of the Left-wing movement in Turkey. His main book “The Alienation of the State/Social Order” (in Turkish: Batılılaşma ve Düzenin Yabancılaşması, Küçükömer, 2002) is the dissertation of his principal thesis about contemporary Turkey. Küçükömer is one of the academics/intellectuals who tried to figure out the principal „anomalies” of Turkey with his own perspectives. The controversial character of Kemalism and Left-wing movement of Turkey is the subject of Küçükömer’s works. He tried not only to break out the Kemalist discourse’s falsification but also to create a pseudo-scientific theoretical base for Islamist “Green Kemalist” narration. Küçükömer’s work about the nature of bureaucracy and its transformations between different social systems could be interesting for Post-Soviet countries academic circles. The contribution of the present review is that it brings a present-day perspective on Küçükömer views.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 131-141
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English