Kabir Tambar on “The Reckoning of Pluralism”


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Kabir Tambar’s new book examines debates about the politics of pluralism in Turkey. The book focuses on Turkey’s Alevi community in order to unpack wider contemporary debates about the political pasts and futures of citizenship. In this interview, http://islamicommentary.org/2014/05/kabir-tambar-on-the-reckoning-of-pluralism-book-q-a/#sthash.KXmUrRJT.dpuf, he discusses the contradictions of modern statecraft, histories of political violence, and the tensions of political belonging that have resulted.