Lutfi Sunar

Lutfi Sunar
Istanbul Medeniyet Universitesi · Department of Sociology

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Abstract: Today, one can observe the socioeconomic inequalities in all kinds throughout the world. Many international organizations are dealing with this topic from a broad perspective, analyzing almost every issue within the specific frame of socioeconomic inequalities. Some assume that socioeconomic inequalities and social stratification receive...
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Today the spotlights are over the problem of socio-economic inequalities. More people are having close attention to this phenomenon in the world and in Turkey. Because the economic transformation experienced in the last forty years triggers socio-economic inequalities to a great extent and creates different manifestations of the subject. Thus, the...
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In the last two decades, Islamophobia in the West has become mainstream. Covertly, Islamophobia is the last link in the chain of a long tradition of Eurocentrism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and racism. This article analyzes the recent rise of Islamophobic policies and practices in the United States. In particular, the false fear of Islam, which car...
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This study assesses whether social and political attitudes became polarized in Turkish society between 1990 and 2011. In recent years, many in academia and the public debate have claimed that Turkish society has become increasingly polarized between conservatives and secularists. Following the methods used to assess the “culture war” debate in the...
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Efforts to understand the transformation that has been experienced in Turkey for two centuries in the areas of politics, economics and intellect indispensably lead us to Sabri F. Ülgener. His unique approach in examining socio-economic changes, his different methodology and concepts that are developed by him; his researches stemming from economics...
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Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was born in 1805 to a noble family in Verneuil. He belonged to an aristocratic family dating back to the 15th centuiy. He is known mostly as far-seeing thinker and politician. After his US sojourn, Tocqueville published a study on the young American democracy called Democracy in America, which put him on the map du...
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The Orient was central to the work of Marx and Weber, both figures building their theories around the question of why modernity appeared to emerge only in the West. While Marx's account focused on the accumulation of capital in the West, Weber's explanation for this phenomenon centred on Western rationalization. Extending recent work comparing the...
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The multi-dimensionality of economics and ever more complicated social relations have called for debates into the very nature of ideal human relations. To that end, attention is drawn to “morality,” which regulates social relations, in general and “business ethics”, which surround economic life, in specific. This study discusses the latest developm...
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The major obstacle in reinterpreting and reconstructing the cultural accumulation of the Civilisation of Islam is not only the unawareness of Muslim scholars of their heritage, but also their willingness to employ western perspectives to utilise this heritage. In order to overcome this tragedy, social sciences should be criticised through vivid and...

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