Forum on the Kurds in Turkey in a Transforming Middle East‏

24 03 2013

Dialectical AnthropologyA forum of commentary, titled “The Kurds’ Ordeal with Turkey in a Transforming Middle East“, is now out in the journal Dialectical Anthropology.

Dialectical Anthropology, March 2013, Springer.

Table of Contents

Hisyar Ozsoy – Introduction: The Kurds’ Ordeal with Turkey in a Transforming Middle East

Harun Ercan – Talking to the Ontological Other: Armed Struggle and the Negotiations between the Turkish State and the PKK

Seda Altug – The Syrian Uprising and Turkey’s Ordeal with the Kurds

Cuma Cicek – The Pro-Islamic Challenge for the Kurdish Movement

Ayhan Bilgen – The New Constitution and the Paradox of Kurdish Problem

Serif Derince – A Break or Continuity? Turkey’s Politics of Kurdish Language in the New Millennium

Erdem Yoruk & Hisyar Ozsoy – Shifting Forms of Turkish State Paternalism toward the Kurds: Social Assistance as “Benevolent” Control

Bilgin Ayata & Serra Hakyemez – The AKP’s Engagement with Turkey’s Past Crimes: An Analysis of PM Erdoğan’s “Dersim Apology”

Onur Gunay – Towards a Critique of Non-Violence

Dilan Yildirim – The Kurdish question in the context of Turkey and the Middle East politics: an interview with Noam Chomsky

Dialectical Anthropology is an international journal that seeks to invigorate discussion among left intellectuals by publishing peer-reviewed articles, editorials, letters, reports from the field, political exchanges, and book reviews that foster open debate through criticism, research and commentary from across the social sciences and humanities. We provide a forum for work with a pronounced dialectical approach to social theory and political practice for scholars and activists working in Marxist and broadly political-economic traditions, and those who wish to be in dialogue or debate with these traditions. Since its founding by Stanley Diamond 1975, Dialectical Anthropology has been dedicated to the transformation of class society through internationalizing conversations about the stakes of contemporary crises and the means for social change. For three decades, the pages of the journal have provided space for comment, criticism, agreement, and disagreement about significant issues of our times. Dialectical Anthropology is committed to reaching beyond an Anglophone readership via submissions, dialogue and active participation in languages other than English, and an editorial policy that promotes collaborations beyond the traditional concerns of Western academics.

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