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New Texts Out Now: Kabir Tambar, The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey

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Kabir Tambar, The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Kabir Tambar (KT): The book centers on Turkey’s Alevi community—a numerical minority that reportedly constitutes anywhere from ten to twenty percent of the country’s total population. As I was conducting the research for the book, I was struck by the fact that over the past century, the ...

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Kabir Tambar

 

Kabir Tambar is an assistant professor of anthropology at Stanford University. His research focuses on the politics of history, the affective forms of public criticism, and varieties of Islamic practice in Turkey. He is the author of The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey (Stanford, 2014), and his articles have appeared in History of the Present, American Ethnologist, Public Culture, and Comparative Studies in Society and History.