Mustafa Yavas has published in the Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change

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Mustafa Yavas recently published an article in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change entitled “Boundary Blurring as Collective Identity Formation? The Case of the Left-wing Islamists in Turkey,” investigating how heretical social movements build and negotiate their transgressing collective identities. Mustafa argues that, in addition to activating the typical “us versus them” dynamic, the left-wing Islamists also rely on blurring the social and symbolic boundaries that govern political cleavages, illuminating the process of boundary blurring as a key dimension of collective identity and alliance formation across divides.