New Issue of Kurdish Studies Out

25 11 2015


Special Issue on the Kurdish Diaspora

Kurdish Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, October 2015

Guest edited by Bahar Baser, Ann-Catrin Emanuelsson, and Mari Toivanen

The latest issue of Kurdish Studies is out. It is a special issue focusing on the Kurdish diaspora and is guest edited by Bahar Baser, Ann-Catrin Emanuelsson and Mari Toivanen. Kurdish Studies journal is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality research and scholarship. Kurdish Studies journal is initiated by the members of the Kurdish Studies Network (KSN) and supported by a large group of academics from different disciplines. The journal aligns itself with KSN’s mission to revitalize and reorient research, scholarship and debates in the field of Kurdish studies in a multidisciplinary fashion covering a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, economics, history, society, gender, minorities, politics, health, law, environment, language, media, culture, arts, and education. Kurdish Studies offers a universally accessible venue where sound scholarship and research as well as reviews and debates are disseminated. The journal establishes a genuine forum for serious discussion and exchange within the Kurdish Studies community, reaching out to a broad audience of students, professionals, policy makers and enthusiasts alike. Kurdish Studies aims to maintain a fair balance between theoretical analyses and empirical studies. Critical and novel approaches and methods are particularly welcome.

Table of Contents

Martin van Bruinessen

Introduction: (In)visible spaces and tactics of transnational engagement: A multi-dimensional approach to the Kurdish diaspora
Bahar Baser, Ann-Catrin Emanuelsson and Mari Toivanen

Radical political participation and the internal Kurdish diaspora in Turkey
Francis O’Connor

The imaginary Kurdish museum: Ordinary Kurds, narrative nationalisms and collective memory
Vera Eccarius-Kelly

Filming family and negotiating return in making Haraka Baraka: Movement is a blessing
Lana Askari

Reflections on the Kurdish diaspora: An interview with Dr. Kendal Nezan
Mari Toivanen

Book Reviews

Thomas Schmidinger, Krieg und Revolution in Syrisch-Kurdistan: Analysen und Stimmen aus Rojava (Mandelbaum, 2014). Reviewed by Martin van Bruinessen.

Bahar Baser, Diasporas and Homeland Conflicts: A Comparative Perspective (Ashgate, 2015). Reviewed by Marlies Casier.

Bryan R. Gibson, Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds, and the Cold War (Palgrave, 2015). Reviewed by Serhun Al.

Alex Danilovich, Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds: Learning to Live Together (Ashgate, 2014). Reviewed by Ann-Catrin Emanuelsson. 

Sherko Kirmanj, Identity and Nation in Iraq (Lynne Rienner, 2013). Reviewed by Diana P. Hatchett.

Cenk Saraçoğlu, Kurds of Modern Turkey: Migration, Neoliberalism and Exclusion in Turkish Society (IB Tauris, 2011). Reviewed by Bediz Yilmaz.

Tatort Kurdistan. Demokratische Autonomie in Nordkurdistan, Rätbewegung, Geschlechterbefreiung und Ökologie in der Praxis(Informationsstelle Kurdistan, 2012) & Anja Flach, Ercan Ayboğa and Michael Knapp, Revolution in Rojava, Frauenbewegung und Kommunalismus zwischen Krieg und Embargo (VSA Verlag, 2015). Reviewed by Joost Jongerden


Welat Zeydanlioglu

Managing Editor

Kurdish Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

ISSN: 2051-4883 e-ISNN: 2051-4891





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