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Middle East Today

The Gülen Movement

Transformative Social Change

Authors: Cıngıllıoğlu, Salih

  • Closely examines the everyday practices of the Gülen movement, one of the most influential global Islamic movements
  • Offers the first comprehensive analysis of the movement's Sohbet gatherings
  • Takes an interdisciplinary perspective by exploring both the social movement aspect and the role of adult education
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About this book

This book presents findings from research into one of the world's most influential Islamic movements, the Gülen Movement, from the perspective of social transformation through adult education. At the core of research questions lies how the movement enrolls volunteers from all walks of life and transforms them to adopt its aims at the expense of their individual ideals. The book reveals the socio-psychological mechanisms that make such transformation possible by looking at how followers integrate weekly lectures and discussions on the theory and practice of Islam into their personal and social lives. The Gülen Movement offers a moderate interpretation of Islam and stresses the vitality of establishing communication with the members of all faiths. This book provides a window into how and why religion may roll into extremism by presenting findings from an opposite perspective: the participants in the research all define themselves as truly pious but do not even imply an act of violence in tens of hours of interviews. In short, the book weaves the strands of "Islamic," "movement," and "adult education" into a unified whole and limns the snapshot of a social movement, offering a comprehensive discussion of the role of adult education within the movement, as well as its transformative potential and its wider social and political implications. 

About the authors

Salih Cıngıllıoğlu received his PhD degree in Educational Sciences from Boğaziçi University, Turkey in 2015.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cıngıllıoğlu, Salih

    Pages 1-10

  • The Research and the Researcher

    Cıngıllıoğlu, Salih

    Pages 11-37

  • Social Movements, the Gülen Movement, and Transformative Adult Education

    Cıngıllıoğlu, Salih

    Pages 39-86

  • The Participants of the Gülen Movement: First Encounters, Reasons, Significance, and Self-Positioning

    Cıngıllıoğlu, Salih

    Pages 87-110

  • Sohbets as Adult Education

    Cıngıllıoğlu, Salih

    Pages 111-178

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50505-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50504-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-84414-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Gülen Movement
Book Subtitle
Transformative Social Change
Authors
Series Title
Middle East Today
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50505-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50505-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50504-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84414-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 277
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics