Sociology in Turkey

  title={Sociology in Turkey},
  author={Niyazi Berkes},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={238 - 246}
  • N. Berkes
  • Published 1 September 1936
  • Philosophy
  • American Journal of Sociology
The social sciences have developed in Turkey largely in response to questions arising in connection with the crises in the social life of the nation. To understand and to evaluate the peculiarities of Turkish social thought the genesis of these questions and the course they followed should be noted. At the time of the rise of the industrial democratic era in European history the vast Ottoman Empire, consisting of a large number of religious and linguistic groups, was still a theocratic monarchy… 
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