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'Kurds and Identity Politics', by one of the world's leading specialists in this field is based on exhaustive fieldwork and research. Van Bruinessen's immense expertise allows him to take a broad view, exploring the issues from historical, linguistic and anthropological angles. He sets out the historic struggle of the Kurds and the formation of Kurdish identity in Turkey, Iran and Iraq, and explains it within the context of their global diaspora. He shows that even without an independent Kurdish state - Kurdistan - measures of Kurdish self-government are possible based on a broad understanding of what Kurdish nationhood means. A study of Kurdish identity and ethnicity that sets out the historic struggle of the Kurds in Turkey, Iran and Iraq, and shows that even without an independent Kurdish state (Kurdistan) measures of Kurish self-government are possible, based on a broad understanding of what Kurdish nationhood means.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860646942
ISBN-10: 1860646948
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin van Bruinessen

Professor Dr. Martin van Bruinessen is in the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Utrecht.

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