New Issue of Kurdish Studies Out

5 06 2016

ks_coverKurdish Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, May 2016

The development of a field of studies such as our own, Kurdish studies, depends to a large extent on the existence of an institutional infrastructure of specialised academic departments, libraries, journals, etc. Only very few academic institutions in the world have a well-established tradition of Kurdish studies, and not surprisingly they are found in those countries that have had an imperial interest in Kurdistan: Russia, Great Britain and France. The general marginalisation of area studies in academia in favour of the more strictly discipline-oriented organisation of academic research has affected these established institutions too. The best specialised libraries in Europe are not in universities but in private Kurdish institutes in Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and Vienna, and they were established and funded by members of the Kurdish diaspora with incidental governmental support (Excerpts from the Editorial).
Table of Content


Martin van Bruinessen




Language Shift Among Kurds in Turkey: A Spatial and Demographic Analysis

Sinan Zeyneloğlu, Ibrahim Sirkeci, Yaprak Civelek


In Search of Moral Imagination that Tells Us “Who the Kurds Are”: Toward a New Theoretical Approach to Modern Kurdish Literature

Joanna Bocheńska



Making Sense: Research as Active Engagement


Book Reviews

The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East

David L. Phillips


Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Bedross Der Matossian


The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood

Yaniv Voller


Imagining Kurdistan: Identity, Culture and Society

Özlem Galip


The Kurds of Iraq: Nationalism and Identity in Iraqi Kurdistan

Mahir A. Aziz

Welat Zeydanlioglu

Managing Editor

Kurdish Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

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




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