Ziya Gökalp’s adaptation of Emile Durkheim’s sociology in his formulation of the modern Turkish nation

  title={Ziya G{\"o}kalp’s adaptation of Emile Durkheim’s sociology in his formulation of the modern Turkish nation},
  author={T{\"u}rkay Salim Nefes},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={335 - 350}
  • T. Nefes
  • Published 1 May 2013
  • Sociology
  • International Sociology
Although Emile Durkheim’s sociology was used by the Turkish state elite in the early 20th century, no comprehensive literature delineating its influence on Turkish politics exists. This article attempts to fill this lacuna by analysing how Ziya Gökalp, the founding father of Turkish sociology and a prominent politician of the early 20th century, adapted Durkheimian sociology to explain and respond to the sociopolitical problems of the period. It relies on a comparative reading of the works of G… 

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