New Information Technology Study Findings Have Been Reported by Researchers at Dokuz Eylul University (Contemporary Turkey: An Islamic-capitalist variety of modernity?)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Investigators publish new report on Information Technology. According to news reporting originating from Izmir, Turkey, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This article offers a new conceptualization of the multiple modernities debate by analyzing the relationship of Islamic conservatism to modernity. I argue that in post-1980 Turkey 'modernity' was re-interpreted, giving ever more emphasis to capitalism and to the Islamic societal self-understanding at the expense of commitment to autonomy, to critique and self-questioning, to gender equality, and so on."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Dokuz Eylul University, "I pose the question whether this is still an interpretation of modernity or does it deviate so much from the basic definition of modernity that it should be considered something else. First, I consider the limits to the openness of modernity to interpretation in an attempt to understand whether a 'cultural theory of modernity' suffices as explicandum. Initially I consider the essentially changing relationship both within and between Turkish society and the state, and relate these changes to the discussions concerning the relations between modernity and multiplicity."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "I then demonstrate that recent occurrences in Turkey illustrate the corruption of modernity, in contrast to the assumptions that view contemporary Turkey as an Islamic-capitalist variety of modernity."
For more information on this research see: Contemporary Turkey: An Islamic-capitalist variety of modernity? Social Science Information Sur Les Sciences Sociales, 2014;53(2):197-212. Social Science Information Sur Les Sciences Sociales can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England.
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I. Kaya, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
Keywords for this news article include: Izmir, Turkey, Eurasia, Information Technology
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