Minorities in West Asia and North Africa

The Forgotten Years of Kurdish Nationalism in Iran

Authors: Vali, Abbas

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  • Provides a detailed analysis of Kurdish nationalism in Iran using such theoretical concepts as “local minority,” “othering,” and “sovereign ban”
  • Fulfills a significant gap in the existing literature on the Kurds in Iran.-
  • Appeal to a wide academic audience in the fields of Kurdish, Iranian and Middle East Studies to ethnicity, nationalism, government, and political science
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This book investigates the forgotten years of Kurdish nationalism in Iran, from the fall of the Kurdish republic to the advent of the Iranian revolution. An original and path-breaking investigation of the period, it sheds light not only on the historical specificity of the phenomenon of nationalism in exile, but also on the political processes and practices defining the development of Kurdish nationalism in the post-revolutionary era. Although nationalist landmarks such as the Kurdish republic in 1946 and the resurgence of the movement in the revolutionary conjuncture of 1978-79 have attracted the attention of historians and social scientists in recent years, little is known about the three decades of Kurdish nationalism in exile between these two events. This analysis draws on contemporary poststructuralist theory to question the concept of the minority in democratic and constitutional theory, arguing that it is an effect of the discursive linkage between sovereign power and the dominant ethnic-linguistic identity in the nation-state. This text will appeal to a wide academic audience ranging from the fields of Kurdish, Iranian and Middle East Studies to ethnicity, nationalism, government, and political science.

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Abbas Vali is former Chair of Modern Social and Political Thought at the Department of Sociology, Bogazici University, Turkey.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Forgotten Years of Kurdish Nationalism in Iran
Authors
Series Title
Minorities in West Asia and North Africa
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16069-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16069-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16068-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 238
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