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Vol. 22 (2015) Borders and the Changing Boundaries of Knowledge

Eds. Inga Brandell, Marie Carlson and Önver A. Çetrez, ISBN 978-91-978813-3-3


Introduction – Inga Brandell, Marie Carlson, Önver A. Çetrez

From Knowledge to Borders
Knowledge at the service of the British Empire: The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia – Nelida Fuccaro
Knowledge production and the World Values Survey: Objective measuring with ethno-centric conclusions – Åsa Lundgren
“Going ashore in Byzantium”: On border crossings in Swedophone travelogues from Mount Athos in the 1950s and 60s – Helena Bodin
The research topic as a guideline – Etienne Copeaux

From Borders to Knowledge
Reading borders and reading as crossing borders – Johan Schimanski
“Are you going to write as we think or as you think?”: On troubled positions, borders and boundaries among immigrant women in a Swedish context – Marie Carlson
Travel and translation: The Case of Karin Johnsson – Tetz Rooke
Changing the boundaries of knowledge: Talking about the silence and the break – Setenay Nil Doğan
“I feel Swedish, but my parents are from there…”: Crossing of identity borders among Assyrian youth in a multicultural context – Önver A. Çetrez
Bakhtin’s conceptual contributions to changes in the boundaries of knowledge – Jostein Børtnes

Borders and Knowledge Back and Forth
Challenging boundaries in the literary field: A perspective from translation studies . Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar
Sabir – On the boundaries of knowledge, nation and language – Inga Brandell
Ottoman interculture: A short interview with Saliha Paker on her studies in Ottoman translation history

Stylistic and thematic changes in the Kurdish novel – Hashem Ahmadzadeh
List of Contributors

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Vol. 21 (2014) Islam and the Quest for Modern Science

Conversations with Adnan Oktar, Mehdi Golshani, Mohammed Basil Altaie, Zaghloul El-Naggar, Bruno Guiderdoni and Nidhal Guessoum

Stefano Bigliardi, Center For Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, ISBN 978-91-978813-2-6


Chapter 1, Just a Servant of God – Conversation with Adnan Oktar/Harun Yahya
Chapter 2, A Qur’anic Metaphysics for Science and a Common Ground for Monotheistic Religions – Conversation with Mehdi Golshani
Chapter 3, Paving the Way for the Reformation of Islam – Conversation with Mohammed Basil Altaie
Chapter 4, There Can Be Many Deviations from This Main Straight Path – Conversation with Zaghloul R. M. El-Naggar
Chapter 5, It is Light and Darkness – Conversation with Bruno Abd-al-Haqq Guiderdoni
Chapter 6, A Reconstruction of the Two Sides – Conversation with Nidhal Guessoum
Glossary – by Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray (Aligarh Muslim University, India)

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Vol. 20 (2011) Istanbul as Seen from a Distance

Centre and Provinces in the Ottoman Empire

eds. Elisabeth Özdalga, Sait Özervarli and Feryal Tansug, ISBN 9789197881319 

Part I
1. J Holm, Stockholm as seen from a Distance
2. J. Retsö, Constantinople and the Early Islamic Conquests
3. B. Masters, Arab Attitudes towards the Ottoman Sultanate, 1516-1798

Part II
4. L. Peirce, Becoming Ottoman in 16th Century Aintab
5. N. Lafi, Petitions and Accommodating Urban Change in the Ottoman Empire
6. V. Kechriotis, Contesting the Imperial Centre: Political Elites in Smyrna and their rivalry with Istanbul
7. F. Tansug, Istanbul and the Aegean Islands: Imroz in the mid-19th Century

Part III
8. M. Boqvist, Visualising the Ottoman Presence in Damascus: Interpreting 16th Century Building Complexes
9. H. Kayali, A Glimpse from the Periphery; Medina in the Young Turk Era
10. A. Rahim Abu Husayn, One Ottoman Periphery Views Another: Depictions of the Balkans in the Beirut Press, 1876-1908

Part IV
11. T. Rooke, Nostalgia, Admiration and Critique: Istanbul in Arabic Travel Accounts from the Early 20th Century
12. S. Zubaida, Iraqi Memoirs of Ottomans and Arabs: Ma’ruf al-Rusafi and Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi
13. M. Fazlhashemi, Istanbul’s Intellectual Environment and Iranian Scholars of the Early Modern Period

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Vol. 19 (2010) Contested Sovereignties

Government and Democracy in Middle Eastern and European Perspectives

eds. Elisabeth Özdalga and Sune Persson ISBN 9789197881302

1. E. Özbudun, Turkey’s Constitutional Problem and the Search for a New Constitution
2. L. Köker, Contesting “Sovereignty”: Turkey’s Constitutional Problem in the Light of New Conceptualizations
3. V. Kechriotis, The Second Constitutional Period of the Ottoman Empire: A Disputed Legacy
4. I. Sunar, Turkey, the Cultural Factor and the European Union
5. O. Petersson, The Swedish Constitution of 1809
6. D. Mukhopadhyay, Ambition and Retreat: State-Building in Afghanistan and the Persistence of Informal Power
7. S. Darnolf, Pakistan’s Justice Sector: Defending or Diluting the Constitution?
8. S. Zubaida, Role and Strength of Institutions: the Contrasting Cases of Iran and Iraq
9. E. Picard, Consensus Democracy at its Limits: Lebanon in Search of Electoral Reform
10. S. Persson, Ruling with or without a Constitution: Israel and Palestine
11. A-K. Jonasson, Is Monarchy Compatible with Democracy? The Constitutional framework and Royal Initiatives for Democracy in Jordan
12. C. Hassabo, When Constitutional Amendments Mean Authoritarian Consolidation: The Case of Egypt.
13. F. Kohstall, Morocco’s Monarchical Legacy and its Capacity to Implement Social Reforms
14. S. Gustavsson, European Transnational Constitutionalism: End of History, or a Role for Legitimate Opposition?

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Vol. 18 (2007) Education in ‘multicultural’ Societies

Turkish and Swedish Perspectives

eds. Marie Carlson, Annika Rabo & Fatma Gök, ISBN 9789186884208

1. M Carlson & A. Rabo, Introduction
2. A. Özturkmen, Challenges in „Multicultural? Education Historical Ethnography of a Multicultural Education: A Critical Memory of the 1970s–80s
3. A. Rabo, Reorganising Teacher Education in Sweden: Paradoxes of Diversity
4. T. Kanci & A. Gul Altinay, Educating Little Soldiers and Little Ayses: Militarised and Gendered Citizenship in Turkish Textbooks
5. I. Lindberg, Multilingual Education: A Swedish Perspective
6. F. Gök, The Girls? Institutes in the Early Period of the Turkish Republic
7. M. Gögüs Tan, Women, Education and Development in Turkey
8. M. Carlson, Images and Values in Textbooks and Practice: Language Courses for Immigrants in Sweden
9. K. von Brömssen, Reflections on Pupils? Talk about Religion in Sweden
10. A. Akpinar, The Making of a Good Citizen and Conscious Muslim through Public Education: The Case of Imam Hatip Schools
11. A.-S. Holm & Elisabeth Öhrn, Strategies for Empowerment Crossing Boundaries? Complexities and Drawbacks to Gendered Success Stories
12. M. Apak, IMECE: A Women?s Self-Empowerment Practice in a Shantytown of Istanbul 199-214
13. L. Soysal, (In)formal Institutions, Culture and Educating Migrant Girls: The View from Berlin
14. Ove Sernhede, Microphone Prophets and Schooling Outside School: The Global Tribe of Hip-Hop and Immigrant Youth in “The New Sweden”
15. F. Gök, The History and Development of Turkish Education
16. S. Hartman, The Development of the Swedish Educational System

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Vol. 17 (2006) Gypsies and the Problem of Identities

Contextual, Constructed and Contested

eds. Adrian Marsh & Elin Strand ISBN 91-86884-17-4 

E. Strand and A. Marsh, In Memoriam: The Scholarship of Nabil Sobhi Hanna and Angus Fraser
1. T Acton, Romani Politics, Scholarship, and the Discourse of Nation-building: Romani Studies in 2003
2. A. Marsh, “…the strumming of their silken bows” The Firdausi Legend of Bahram Gür in the Context of Narratives of Origin in Romani Histories
3. P. Polansky, Using Oral Histories and Customs of the Kosovo Roma as a Guide to their Origins
4. I. Hancock, On Romany Origins and Identity – Questions for Discussion
5. V. Novoselsky, European Roma in the State of Israel
6. E. Strand, Romanlar and Ethno-Religious Identity in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective
7. M. Özünal, Makus Ma! Me de Rom Sinom! Images of
8. Gypsies in the Turkish lands 1
9. E. Hansen and K. Johansson, The Cultural Heritage of the Roma and Resande represented in the Malmö Museer
10. I. Cederberg, The International Romani Writers Association
11. S. Bladh, The Abdals of Sulukule Images of Gypsies in the Turkish lands 2
12. S. Kolukirik, Perceptions of Identity Amongst the Tarlabasi Gypsies, Izmir
13. E. Sobotka, Human Rights and Policy Formulation towards the Roma in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
14. U. Mischek, Mahalle Identity – Roman (Gypsy) Identity under Urban Conditions
15. A. Oprisan, An Overview of the Romanlar in Turkey
16. A. Marsh, Ottoman Gypsies and Taxation: A comment on Cantemir’s “…about the Gypsy people, who are numerous in the Turkish country”
17. B. Streck, Nabil Sobhi Hanna: A Personal Reflection
18. E. Marushiakova and V. Popov, The Turkish Gypsies in the Balkans and the Countries of Former Soviet Union
19. E. Onaran Incirlioglu, Where exactly is Çinçin Baglari?
20. A. Williams, The Current Situation of the Dom in Jordan R. Benninghaus, Afterword

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Vol. 16 (2006) The Last Dragoman

The Swedish Orientalist Johannes Kolmodin as Scholar, Activist, and Diplomat

ed. Elisabeth Özdalga ISBN 91-86884-14-X

1. E Özdalga, Introduction
2. S. Kahle, Johannes Kolmodin: His Youth, Political Thinking and Life with the Turks Reflected in His Letters to His Parents
3. L.O. Eriksson, The Swedish Evangelical Mission as a Background to Johannes Kolmodin’s Life and Work
4. E. Gebremedhin, Zanta Tsazzegan Hazzegan: Johannes Kolmodin’s Contribution to the Understanding of Eritrean Highland Culture
5. C-G. Kolmodin, Friends and Compatriots: Sven Hedin, Sven Lidman and Nathan Söderblom
6. I. Sanner, Contradictions of Modernity: Cultural Life in Sweden during the First Decades of the Twentieth Century
7. T. Örn, Swedish Foreign Policy at the Time
8. C-G. Kolmodin, An Ill-matched Couple: The Envoy Gustaf Wallenberg and the Dragoman Johannes Kolmodin
9. E. Özdalga, Excerpts from the Diplomatic Reports
10. C. Toll, Semitic Philology and Truth: An Aesthetic View of Scholarship by One of Johannes Kolmodin’s Successors

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Vol. 15 (2005) Prospects for Democracy in Central Asia

ed. Birgit N. Schlyter ISBN 9186884166 ,

Part I: Political Pluralism and Civic Space
1. S Blank, For a Transition to Democracy in Central Asia
2. M. Kabiri, The Tajik Experience of a Multiparty System – Exception or Norm?
3. M. Hall, Tajikistan at the Crossroads of Democracy and Authoritarianism
4. P. Akçali, Democracy and Political Stability in Kyrgyzstan
5. T. Hinnemo, The Blocked Road to Turkmen Democracy
6. V.S. Khan, On the Problem of Revival and Survival of Ethnic minorities in Post-Soviet Central Asia
7. B.N. Schlyter, The Karakalpaks and Other Language Minorities under Central Asian State Rule

Part II: Interstate Issues
8. M. Fredholm, Russia and Central Asian Security
9. I. Torbakov, Turkey and Post-Soviet Eurasia: Seeking a Regional Power Status
10. A. Cohen, US Security Policy in central Asia after the 9/11 Attack
11. A. Ahmadov, Dividing the Caspian: Conflicting Geopolitical Agendas among Littoral States
12. T. Dadabaev, Water Politics and Management of Trans- Boundary Water Resources in Post-Soviet Central Asia
13. G. Björklund, People, Environment and Water Security in the Aral Sea Area

Part III: Trends of Thought in the Public Discourse
14. N. Kiliç-Schubel, Poetry and Political Dissent in Central Asia from a Historical Perspective: The Chaghatay Poet Turdi
15. D. Azimova, Democratization as a Global Process and Democratic Culture at Central Asian Elite and Grass-Roots Levels
16. M.Y. Liu, Post-Soviet Paternalism and Personhood: Why Culture Matters to Democratization in Central Asia
17. B. Balci, Uzbek and Uyghur Communities in Saudi Arabia and Their Role in the Development of Wahhabism in Pre sent-Day Central Asia
18. M. Sen, Turkish Islamist Entrepreneurs in Central Asia
19. B.N. Schlyter and M. Tabor, Epilogue: Reflections on recent Elections

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Vol. 14 (2005) The Role of the State in West Asia

ed. Bo Utas & Annika Rabo ISBN 9186884131

1. A. Rabo & B. Utas, The role of the state in West Asia
2. K. Ulusoy, War, mobilisation and the economy
3. R. Micallef, Turkish women write war
4. Ö. Z. Oktav, A brief survey of Turkish-Iranian relations during the second half of the 1990’s
5. B. Turam, What does the secular state have to do with revivalist Islam? The Turkish case and the Gülen movement
6. H. Ahmadzadeh, Traces of statelesness in the Kurdish novel
7. P. Sluglett, The urban bourgeoisie and the colonial state: understanding current Syrian policy towards Hatay
8. B Isaksson & A Lahdo, Reflections on the linguistic situation in Anatolia and Northern Syria from a Semitist’s perspective
9. A Rabo, Aleppo traders and the Syrian state
10. J. Amid & A Hadjikhani, The state, technological capacities and technical exchange in Iran
11. H. Bani-Shoraka, Language policy and language planning: Some definitions
12. C. Jahani, State control and its impact on languages in Balochistan
13. E. Melander, State manipulation or nationalist ambition? Assessing the causes of the Nagorno-Karabakh war
14. M. Kobaidze & K. Vamling, The balance of languages in post-soviet Georgia

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Vol. 13 (2005) Interaction and Isolation in Late Byzantine Culture

ed. Jan Olof Rosenqvist ISBN 1850439443

1. B Kiilerich, Aesthetic Aspects of Palaiologan Art in Constantinople: Some Problems
2. Ø. Hjort, “Oddities” and “Refinements”: Aspects of Architecture, Space and Narrative in the Mosaics of Kariye Camii
3. K. Hult, Theodore Metochites as a Literary Critic
4. R. Gothóni, Mount Athos during the Last Centuries of Byzantium
5. H. Torp, A Consideration of the Wall-Paintings of the Metropolis at Mistra
6. S. Sande, The Petropigi Fortress: A Late Byzantine and Early Ottoman Statio on the Via Egnatia
7. E. Balicka-Witakowska, The Holy Face of Edessa on the Frame of the Volto Santo of Genoa; the Literary and Pictorial Sources
8. B. Bydén, “Strangle Them with These Meshes of Syllogisms!”: Latin Philosophy in Greek Translations of the Thirteenth Century
9. C. Troelsgård, Tradition and Transformation in Late Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Chant

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