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Expanding Religion and Islamic Morality in Turkey

The Role of the Diyanet’s Women Preachers

Chiara Maritato

Despite scholars’ tremendous interest in the dynamics of Turkish laicism, little to no attention has been paid to the actors and the practices through which Islamic morality is propagated among society every day. This article investigates the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet)’s policy that has been increasing the number of women working as preachers since 2003. To what extent and how does the employment of the Diyanet’s women preachers affect the way in which religion and Islamic public morality grow and are spread in Turkey today? What specifically is women’s contribution in this respect? Drawing on an ethnographic observation of the Diyanet’s women preachers’ activities in Istanbul mosques, the article outlines how they contribute to reshaping Turkish laicism while diffusing Islamic morality in the public space.

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It Was Not Meant to Be This Way

An Unfortunate Case of Anglo-Saxon Parochialism?

Tom Frost

that same period. In 1970, UK manufacturing accounted for 30 per cent of GDP, 16.3 per cent of total world exports and had trade surpluses of 4–6 per cent annually. Furthermore, 35 per cent of UK employment was in this sector. By 2010, 13 per cent of

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Finding a Place to Sit

How Qatari Women Combine Cultural and Kinship Capital in the Home Majlis

Rehenuma Asmi

and above are housewives. Another 31 per cent are actively employed, plus another 2.5 per cent who are looking for employment (see Table 3 ). Qatari women, similar to women in most Gulf countries, are still overwhelmingly employed in the public sector

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Utilisation of Working Animals (and Women) in Ancient Mesopotamia and Modern Africa

Jill Goulder

. Archaeological commentary also rarely recognises the year-round utilisation and other strategies required to provide return on investment in working animals. In Classical Greece, for example, ox use for ploughing was contingent on additional employment: ‘there

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Land, Nation and Tourist

Moral Reckoning in Post-GFC Iceland

Mary Hawkins and Helena Onnudottir

high and employment prospects not bright. She is undecided as to the benefits that may accrue to Iceland were it to join the European Union: she sometimes thinks that Iceland’s political structures are under developed and Iceland needs to ‘grow up’, 4

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Agonistic Interpretation

A New Paradigm in Response to Current Developments

Nicole Deufel

their relationship with native populations. For refugees the most immediate need is to find shelter and food, followed by employment ( Small 2011 ). Learning the language and understanding the host culture and its values are also important and immediate

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European Anthropology as a Fortuitous Accident?

Reflections on the Sustainability of the Field

Čarna Brković

precariously employed early-career researchers. Employment practices, tenure systems and publishing conventions in Europe are largely shaped by country-specific legal regulations, informal rules of practice, and national academic traditions, expectations and

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Calm Vessels

Cultural Expectations of Pregnant Women in Qatar

Susie Kilshaw, Daniel Miller, Halima Al Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Mona Mohsen, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, and Kristina Sole

; divorce rates have risen since 2001 and Qatari women are delaying the birth of their first child and having fewer children overall (QSA 2010). These trends are associated with increased emphasis on higher education and employment, particularly for women

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Liesa Rühlmann and Sarah McMonagle

: From Shame to Struggle ( Clevedon, UK : Multilingual Matters ), 9 – 44 . Statistisches Bundesamt ( 2018 ), Bevölkerung und Erwerbstätigkeit: Bevölkerung mit Migrationshintergrund. Ergebnisse des Mikrozensus 2017 [Population and Employment

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Enacting Citizenship

A Case Study of a Syrian Refugee Protest in Germany

Lucia Volk

hurdles refugees who were given the right to reside in Europe have had to face. Relating to Germany specifically, another study found that only 49 per cent of a group of 8,000 refugees had found steady employment within five years of arriving, and that the