Geri Anasayfa


Reflections of External Identıty-Internal Identıty of Using Alevism as a Supra Identıty in The Context of Alevis- Nusairis

Each religious group carries a self-identity according to external group and internal group evaluation. This identity may be subject to changes according to the negative and positive perceptions of the group over time. It is seen that the identity of the group changes most of the reactions from the social and political circles in the studies. Here, however, multiplication of tensions between with objective reality of the group's external identity and the subjective identity of your inner identity will result in turning the crisis of identities. In this context, it is seen that the religious group which carried out their existence in the south of our country known as Nusayrisi recently started to evaluate especially in the "Alevism" supremacy. However, the external identity of the group and the internal identity it feels are at least sociologically problematic. Behind this new identity emphasis is thought to be the effect of non-group political and theological negative nomenclature. Nevertheless, the name of the Alevism major identity itself needs to be evaluated in terms of out-group and in-group identities. In the Turkish Alevism, which is the most used concept in this name, the non-group factors and the in-group elements it feeds must be evaluated. In this context, the study will try to explore the Alawi-Nusayri comparison in terms of sociological dimension of religious experience with a qualitative pattern in the context of group and group identity perceptions.

Alevism, Alevis, Nusairis, Supra Identity, External Identity, Internal Identity, Religious Experienc