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Author Sözer, Hande.

Title Managing invisibility : dissimulation and identity maintenance among Alevi Bulgarian Turks / by Hande Sozer
Published Boston : Brill, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Balkan Studies Library
Balkan studies library.
Contents Acknowledgments -- List of maps -- List of abbreviations -- Paradoxical invisibility : fortifying invisibility for empowerment in the face of disempowering structural invisibilities -- Open methods for researching hidden populations : epistemological and ethical issues -- Dissimulation : retaining minority identity while pretending to be part of the majority -- Alevi Bulgarian Trks' self-perceptions of the alevi ways : "the path is one; while practices are a thousand and one" -- Dissimilation and assimilation -- Conclusion -- Appendix a -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary In Managing Invisibility, Hande Sözer examines complicated invisibilities of Alevi Bulgarian Turks as a double-minority which faces structural and societal discrimination in Bulgaria and Turkey. The data for the book was gathered during 18 months of fieldwork in both settings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aliani (Bulgarian people) -- Ethnic identity.
Ethnic relations.
Religious minorities -- Bulgaria.
Religious minorities -- Turkey.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004279199 (electronic bk.)
9789004279193 (electronic bk.)