MULTICULTURALISM AS A COMMUNITY AND ITS POLITICS


TATAR T.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI, ss.289-314, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 55
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18368/iusoskon.328320
  • Dergi Adı: ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.289-314

Özet

With the emergence of industrialization or modernization, various stakeholders have focused on the transition from community to social life. In this context, the description of solidarity as a transition from mechanical to organic has been presented and accepted as a process of determination, although there has never been a society life that is free from one's community in the modern life. These generally accepted conceptions have been recently revived with the assertion of the "global village" community as a so-called determination of a new great change, although it is, in fact, the actual presentation. This perception has always existed as a fantasy-one that aims to combining different societies to constitute a monolithic entirety. The integration of these societies into a single global community may occur due to the rising awareness among different communities by means of mass media, their accessible and tactual positions by means of transportation vehicles, and their resemblance to one another due to a dominant culture. The attitude of modernism as an ideology that can destroy tradition has prevailed once again in the political arena and globalism is constructed as a modern tradition that prevails over the ruins of the previous ones. A culture policy based on the plurality of nation states and the "unicity" in the world is pursued. Within this context, Turkish society has become the object of modern and globalist projects, in which traditional community patterns are removed in terms of multiculturalism, and in their place, new community patterns are being constructed. Hence, in this paper, new community patterns are analyzed within the framework of multiculturalism policies.