Islam as a symbolic element of national identity used by the nationalist ideology in the nation and state building process in post-Soviet Kazakhstan


Aydinguen A.

JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES, cilt.6, ss.69-83, 2007 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 17
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.69-83

Özet

The main intention of this article is to analyze the role of Islam in post-Soviet Kazakhstan and its utilization in the nation building and state building processes. It is argued that Islam in post-Soviet Kazakhstan is a cultural phenomenon rather than a religious one and is an important market, of national identity despite the competition of radical movements in the '' religious field.''