The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication

Kurdish Diaspora Online

From Imagined Community to Managing Communities

Authors: Mahmod, Jowan

  • Presents original data on Kurdish diaspora communities to show how digital technologies are challenging traditional national identity
  • Updates the "imagined community" conception of nations for the digital media age
  • Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach and multifaceted methologies to examine the many dimensions of diasporic community
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About this book

The argument offered in this book is that new technology, as opposed to traditional media such as television, radio, and newspaper, is working against the national grain to weaken its imagined community. Online activities and communications between people and across borders suggest that digital media has strong implications for different articulations of identity and belongingness, which open new ways of thinking about the imagined community. The findings are based on transnational activities by Kurdish diaspora members across borders that have pushed them to rethink notions of belonging and identity. Through a multidisciplinary and comparative approach, and multifaceted (online-offline) methodologies, the book unveils tensions between new and old media, and how the former is not only changing social relations but also exposing existing ones. Living in two or more cultures, speaking multiple languages, and engaging in transnational practices, diaspora individuals may have created a momentum that discloses how the imagined nation is diminishing in this digital era.

About the authors

Jowan Mahmod completed her PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She obtained her BA and MA in Media and Communications at Uppsala University, Sweden. She has worked previously as a PR consultant, editor-in-chief, and editor.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mahmod, Jowan

    Pages 3-17

  • Multiculturalism Debates, Policies, and Concepts

    Mahmod, Jowan

    Pages 19-36

  • Nations, Diaspora, Identity, and Alternative Explorations

    Mahmod, Jowan

    Pages 37-64

  • State Struggles in the Middle East and the Kurdish Diaspora

    Mahmod, Jowan

    Pages 65-84

  • “Is it OK?”–Challenging Gender Roles

    Mahmod, Jowan

    Pages 87-126

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51347-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51346-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kurdish Diaspora Online
Book Subtitle
From Imagined Community to Managing Communities
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51347-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51347-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51346-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 243
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