The Kurds : nation building in a fragmented homeland

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Full title: The Kurds : nation building in a fragmented homeland / edited by Ofra Bengio.
Alternative titles: Kurdish Awakening: Nation Building in a Fragmented Homeland
Other authors: Bengio, Ofra.
Format: Book           
Edition: First edition.

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264 1 |a Austin :  |b University of Texas Press,  |c 2014 
300 |a 368p. :  |c 24cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction / Ofra Bengio -- Kurdish Nationalism in Comparative Perspective / Benyamin Neuberger -- Historical Setting: The Roots of Modern Kurdish Nationalism / Michael Eppel -- The Dual Relationship between Kurdish Tribalism and Nationalism / Eli Amarilyo -- Kurdish Integration in Iraq: The Paradoxes of Nation Formation and Nation Building / Sherko Kirmanj -- The Evolution of National Identity and the Constitution-Drafting Process in the Kurdistan-Iraq Region / Rachel Kantz Feder -- Forging an Iraqi-Kurdish Identity: A Case Study of Kurdish Novelists Writing in Arabic / Ronen Zeidel -- A Tale of Political Consciousness: The Rise of a Nonviolent Kurdish Political Movement in Turkey / Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak -- The Role of Language in the Evolution of Kurdish National Identity in Turkey / Duygu Atlas -- The Kurdish Women in Turkey: Nation Building and the Struggle for Gender Parity / Heidi Basch-Harod -- The Kurds in Syria: Caught between the Struggle for Civil Equality and the Search for National Identity / Eyal Zisser -- Toward a Generational Rupture within the Kurdish Movement in Syria? / Jordi Tejel -- The Kurds in Iran: The Quest for Identity / Nader Entessar -- The Nostalgic Republic: The Kurdish Republic of 1946 and Its Effect on Kurdish Identity and Nation Building in Iran / Hussein Tahiri -- Conclusion: The Kurdish Momentum / Ofra Bengio -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index. 
520 |a Kurdish Awakening examines key questions related to Kurdish nationalism and identity formation in Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. The world's largest stateless ethnic group, Kurds have steadily grown in importance as a political power in the Middle East, particularly in light of the "Arab Spring." As a result, Kurdish issues—political, cultural, and historical alike—have emerged as the subject of intense scholarly interest. This book provides fresh ways of understanding the historical and sociopolitical underpinnings of the ongoing Kurdish awakening and its already significant impact on the region. Rather than focusing on one state or angle, this anthology fills a gap in the literature on the Kurds by providing a panoramic view of the Kurdish homeland's various parts. The volume focuses on aspects of Kurdish nationalism and identity formation not addressed elsewhere, including perspectives on literature, gender, and constitution making. Further, broad thematic essays include a discussion of the historical experiences of the Kurds from the time of their Islamization more than a millennium ago up until the modern era, a comparison of the Kurdish experience with other ethno-national movements, and a treatment of the role of tribalism in modern nation building. This collection is unique in its use of original sources in various languages. The result is an analytically rich portrayal that sheds light on the Kurds' prospects and the challenges they confront in a region undergoing sweeping upheavals. 
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