Articles and Book Chapters

2017 „The Social Construction of Reality (1966) Revisited: Epistemology and Theorizing in the Study of Religion.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, forthcoming (accepted).

Broadening and Homogenizing the National Body: Fuad Köprülü and the Concept of Alevism,” B. Weinsick, J. Zimmermann (eds.), Text and Cultural Heritage: Alevi Related Sources between Philological Research and Theological Canonization, Frankfurt a. M.: PL Publishers, FORTHCOMING.

“What Is Alevism? Contemporary Debates vis-á-vis Historical and Systematic Considerations,” H. Markussen, B.C. Zırh, D. Özkul and C. Boyraz (eds.), Alevi Identity Revisited. Leiden: Brill (revised Engl. transl. of Was ist das Alevitum, 2013), FORTHCOMING.

“Mehmed Fuad Köprülü and the Turkish History Thesis,” F. Turan (ed.), Ölümünün 50. Yılında Uluslararası M. Fuad Köprülü Türkoloji ve Beşeri Bilimler Sempozyumu Bildirileri, FORTHCOMING.

„Erdoğan und die ‘Fromme Generation’: Religion und Politik in der Türkei,“ Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 9-10, pp. 23-29. Online: http://www.bpb.de/apuz/243029/erdoan-und-die-fromme-generation-religion-und-politik-in-der-tuerkei?p=0.

2016 “George B. Nutting: Letter to the Missionary Herald (Turkey, 1860) and Baha Said Bey: Alevi Communities in Turkey: Alevism in Convents and Alevism within Society (Turkey, 1926),B. Bentlage, M. Eggert, H.M. Krämer, S. Reichmuth (eds.): Religious Dynamics under the Impact of Imperialism and Colonialism: A Sourcebook, 325-33.

“Köprülü’den İnalcık’a Tarih, Tarihyazımı ve Siyaset”, Duvar Dergisi 28: 23-31.

“Alevism Contested,” Muslime im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kritik und Konformität, Cologne: Plural Publications, 103-112.

2015 “Historical Trajectories and Ambivalences of Turkish Minority Discourse,” New Diversities 17.1: 3-20. Online: http://newdiversities.mmg.mpg.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015_17-01_02_Dressler.pdf

“Rereading Ziya Gökalp (1876-1924): Secularism and Reform of the Islamic State in the Late Young Turk Period,” International Journal for Middle Eastern Studies 47.3: 511-531.

“Turkish Politics of Doxa: Otherizing the Alevis as Heterodox,” Philosophy & Social Criticism 41.4-5: 445-451. Turkish transl.: “Turkish doksa siyaseti: Alevilerin heterodoks olarak ötekileștirilmesi,” Birikim 309/310: 15-19.

The Discovery of the Alevis’ Shamanism and the Need for Scholarly Accuracy,” M. Öz, F. Yeșil (eds.), Ötekilerin Peşinde. Ahmed Yașar Ocak Armağan’ı, Istanbul: Timaş, 605-612.

2014 “‘Our Alevi and Kurdish Brothers’ – Some Remarks on Nationalism and Minority Politics in Turkey,” K. Omarkhali (ed.): Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream, Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, 139-57. Turkish transl. in: K. Omarkhali (ed.), Kürdistan’da Dini Azınlıklar. Ana-Akm Dışında Kalanlar, Istanbul: Avesta, 2014, 225-249.

2013  “Was ist das Alevitum? Die aktuelle Diskussion und historische Traditionslinien,” Karolewski, J.; Langer, R.; Motika, R. (ed.): Ocak und Dedelik: Institutionen religiösen Spezialistentums bei den Aleviten. Frankfurt am Main [et al.]: Peter Lang, Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, 13-35.

“Der moderne dede: Religiöse Autorität im Wandel,” Karolewski, J.; Langer, R.; Motika, R. (ed.): Ocak und Dedelik: Institutionen religiösen Spezialistentums bei den Aleviten. Frankfurt am Main [et al.]: Peter Lang, Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, 241-66.

2012 “Fuad Köprülü’nün Çalışmalarında ‘Heterodoks İslam’,” Taştan, Y. K. (ed.): Mehmet Fuat Köprülü. Ankara: T. C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı, 345-356.

“Fuad Köprülü’nün Tarihyazısına Milliyetçiliğin Etkisi,” Taştan, Y. K. (ed.): Mehmet Fuat Köprülü. Ankara: T. C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı, 207-218.

2011 “The Religio-Secular Continuum. Reflections on the Religious Dimensions of Turkish Secularism.” Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Robert A. Yelle, and Mateo Taussig-Rubbo (eds.), After Secular Law, Stanford University Press, 221-241.

“Making Religion Through Secularist Legal Discourse: The Case of Turkish Alevism,” Markus Dressler, Arvind-Pal S. Mandair (eds.), Secularism and Religion-Making, Oxford University Press, 187-208.

“Introduction: Modernity, Religion-Making, and the Postsecular,” Markus Dressler, Arvind-Pal S. Mandair (eds.), Secularism and Religion-Making, Oxford University Press 2011, 3-36; co-author: Arvind-Pal S. Mandair.

2010                “How to Conceptualize Inner-Islamic Plurality/Difference: ‘Heterodoxy’ and ‘Syncretism’ in the Writings of Mehmet F. Köprülü (1890-1966),” British Journal for Middle Eastern Studies 37.3 (2010): 241-260.

“Between Legalist Exclusivism and Mysticist Universalism. Contested Sufi Muslim Identities in New York,” Muslim World 100.4: 431-451.

“Public/Private Distinctions, the Alevi Question, and the Headscarf. Turkish Secularism Revisited,” Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Linell Cady (eds.), Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age, Palgrave, 121-142.

“Mehmed Fuad Köprülü’nün Çalışmalarında Bektaşilik ve Aleviliğin Yeri,” Gıyasettin Aytaş, Yusuf Doğan, Deren B. Akman Yeşilel (eds.), Hacı Bektaş Velî’nin Tarihsel Kimliği, Düşünce Sistemi ve Etkileri, Ankara: Hazar Reklam, 87-92.

2009                 “Pluralism and Authenticity: Sufi Paths in post-9/11 New York”, Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer (eds.), Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality, London: Routledge, 77-97.

“Introduction,” Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer (eds.), Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality, London: Routledge; co-authors: Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer, 1-12.

“Irène Mélikoff’s Legacy: Some Remarks on Methodology.” Türk Kültürü ve Hacı Bektaş Veli Araştırma Dergisi 52.3: 13-20.

2008                 “Religio-Secular Metamorphoses: The Re-Making of Modern Alevism,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76/2: 280-311.

“Turkey,” Andrew Rippin (ed.): The Islamic World, London: Routledge, 53-69.

2006              “The Modern Dede: Changing Parameters for Religious Authorities in Contemporary Turkish Alevism,” Gudrun Krämer, and Sabine Schmidtke (eds.): Speaking for Islam. Religious Authorities in Muslim Societies. Leiden et al.: Brill, pp. 269-294; French translation published as “Le dede moderne: évolution des paramètres de l’autorité religieuse de l’Alévisme dans la Turquie contemporaine,” Sociologie et Sociétés 38 (special issue:  Religion et politique dans les sociétés contemporaines): 69-92.

2005              “Inventing Orthodoxy: Competing Claims for Authority and Legitimacy in the Ottoman-Safavid Conflict,” Hakan T. Karateke and Maurus Reinkowski (eds.): Legitimizing the Order. The Ottoman Rhetoric of State Power. Leiden et al.: Brill, pp. 151-173.

2003              “Turkish Alevi Poetry in the Twentieth Century: The Fusion of Political and Religious Identities,” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 23 (special issue: Literature and the Sacred): 109-154.

“Alevi Geleneğin Dinsel Boyutları,” İbrahim Bahadır (ed.): Bilgi Toplumunda Alevilik. Bielefeld: Bielefeld Alevi Kültür Merkezi, pp. 19-43.

“Einblicke in den osmanisch-türkischen Islam. Eine Religionsgeschichte,” Johannes Kalter and Irene Schönberger (eds.), Der lange Weg der Türken. 1500 Jahre türkischer Kultur. Stuttgart: Lindenmuseum, pp. 238-250.

2001              “Die kemalistischen Reformen und die Aleviten,” Ismail Engin and Erhard Franz (eds.): Aleviler / Alewiten, Vol. 3: Siyaset ve Örgütler / Politik und Organisationen. Hamburg: Deutsches Orient Institut, pp. 15-34.

“Die türkische Zivilreligion und die NATO,” Werner Kremp and Berthold Meyer (eds.): Religion und Zivilreligion im Atlantischen Bündnis (Atlantische Texte 14). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, pp. 321-335.

“‘Die bedrohte Republik’. Von der Niederschlagung des Scheich-Said-Aufstands 1925 bis zur Schließung der Tugendpartei,” SPIRITA. Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft F15-F18.

“Gibt es einen islamischen Säkularismus? Zur alevitischen Kemalismus-Interpretation in der Türkei, Dietrich Reetz (ed.): Sendungsbewußtsein oder Eigennutz: Zu Motivation und Selbstverständnis islamischer Mobilisierung (Studien/Zentrum Moderner Orient; Bd. 14) Berlin: Das Arabische Buch, pp. 127-152.

1999                 “Das ‘Türkische Muslimentum’. Die Türkei zwischen ethnischer und religiöser Identität im Spiegel der Türkischen Presse,” Istanbuler Almanach 3: 48-59.

1998     “Der Teilnachlaß von Karl Bornhausen,” Journal for the History of Modern Theology/ Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte 5: 248-273.

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Posted 02/01/2011 by markusdressler