The Kurds And the State: Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, And Iran (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 2005 - History - 238 pages
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Examining Kurdish nationalism as a function of diverse political spaces, this book analyzes the formation of Kurdish national identity. In tracing the evolution of Kurdish nationalism, the author shows that, contrary to popular theories, there is nothing natural or fixed about Kurdish identity or the configuration that Kurdish nationalism assumes.

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The Kurds are the largest people without a homeland. Natali looks at their circumstances in the countries they inhabit - Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. The writing is academinc and sometimes dry, but very informative. Read full review


Large Political Space
Iraqs Transition to a Colonial State
Iraqs Transition to an Independent Republican State
Turkeys Transition to an Independent Republican State
Complex Political Space
Irans Transition to a Constitutional Monarchy
Irans Transition to an Islamic Republic
Reconfiguring Kurdayeti
Rethinking Nationalism Ethnicity and the Kurdish Problem

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About the author (2005)

Denise Natali is a professor and member of the research team at the Center for Legal and Political Research, Salahaddin University, Arbil (Hawler), Kurdistan region of Iraq.

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