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Author Çağlayan, Handan, 1968- author.

Title Women in the Kurdish movement : mothers, comrades, goddesses / by Handan Çağlayan ; translated by Simten Coşar
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 257 pages)
Contents 1. Narrating the Field, Narrating Life -- 2. Kurdish Women as Political Agents: Kurdish Political Movement, Gender Equality and Women's Freedom -- 3. Kurdish Women in Political Organizations: The Kurdish Movement and pro-Kurdish Political Parties -- 4. Kurdish Women Talk: Narrations through Everyday Life -- 5. Conclusion
Summary This book offers the first historical account of Kurdish women's politicization in Turkey, starting from the mid-1980s. Çağlayan presents a critical feminist analysis through women's everyday experiences, incorporating women's self-narrations with her own autoethnographic reflections. The author provides an account of the socio-political dynamics which constrained women's politicization, of the factors and mechanisms which enabled their political activism, and of the construction of women's political history through their own narrations. Women in the Kurdish Movement is a highly original contribution to Kurdish women's political history. It will be key reading for students and scholars across various disciplines with an interest in gender, political participation, everyday resistance, feminist methodology, nationalism, ethnicity, secularism, social movements, post-colonial studies, and the Middle East. Handan Çağlayan is a Visiting Scholar, Department of General Linguistics, Bamberg Otto Friedrich University, Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 31, 2019)
Subject Women, Kurdish -- Political activity -- Turkey
Women -- Political activity -- Turkey
Kurds -- Turkey -- Politics and government
Kurds -- Politics and government
Women -- Political activity
Form Electronic book
Author Coşar, Simten, translator.
ISBN 9783030247447
Other Titles Analar, yoldaşlar, tanrıçalar. English