Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

This Part Of The Globe Is Not Flat: The Paradox Of The Turkish Relationship With Northern Iraq And The Dilemma Of Kurdish Politics Across Borders

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the impact US presence in (re) construction of Kurdishness from ethnicity to nationhood in the Middle East. It compares and contrasts various Kurdish nationalisms as they emerge from different historical trajectories and geographical boundaries in Turkey and in Iraq. As a survey of public articulation of claims to ethnicity and nationalism by political actors, it shows the impact of the "nation state era" on the construction of competing discourses of nationhood. Such competing claims have been revised and re-interpreted with the US military presence in Iraq. The chapter discusses possibilities and patterns of variances and contingencies displayed by an emerging phenomenon of global and regional interactions that challenge political borders and cultural certainties. Globalization is often marketed as a "natural" process of expansion of markets and increased communications among cultures, even when such exchanges are accompanied by military clashes.

Keywords:globalization; Iraq; Kurdish nationalisms; nationalism; Turkey; US military

10.1163/ej.9789004176904.i-476.134
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004176904.i-476.134
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Nation in the Global Era — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation