Djemevis as an "Intermediate Association

Ertugay F.

BILIG, no.84, pp.197-218, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 84
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : BILIG
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-218


In the process of modernization, disciplinary and normative power of the state has increased to control. The state has determined the identity and has gained a decisive qualification. In addition to this, traditional social structures have collapsed, and lonely individual has faced with the irresistible force of the state. This process means the destruction of "intermediate association" for conservatives. Also, omnipotent state is the institutionalization process of the unlimited power on the individuals/people individuals who turn to citizens. In this respect, the Turkish modernization is a reflection of Western modernization in certain respects. Hence, dynamics of the formation of the modern state and modernization also destroyed intermediate association of Alevi tradition as did other intermediate association in Turkey. In the article, the emphasis on intermediate association of modern conservative thought will be examined and it will be analyzed from a sociological and political perspective Djemevis asserted as an intermediate association.