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Essays on Kurds

Historiography, Orality, and Nationalism


Amir Hassanpour

The essays in this collection offer robust theoretical analysis of language and cultural rights, class and gender, policy and politics, history and historiography, nation and nationalism, and Marxism. They continue to remain original to a vast array of debates and contestations in these areas. The book includes unpublished pieces and some key contributions that are most relevant to the contemporary debates on theory and method of nation/nationalism, and the struggle of national minorities for sovereignty, cultural and political rights. Each chapter provides original data and are written over a span of decades, but significantly, they offer a radical break with the colonial, orientalist, and nationalist traditions of knowledge production. This book is an exemplary exploration of nation and nationalism in a Marxist dialectical, historical materialism.

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Names: Hassanpour, Amir, author.Title: Essays on Kurds: historiography, orality, and nationalism /Amir Hassanpour.Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2020.Series: Kurdish people, history and politics; vol. 1Some essays previously published in other titles.Includes bibliographical references and index.Identifiers: LCCN 2018052219 | ISBN 978-1-4331-6334-0 (hardback: alk. paper)ISBN 978-1-4331-6455-2 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6456-9 (epub)ISBN 978-1-4331-6457-6 (mobi)Subjects: LCSH: Kurds. | Kurdish language. | Nationalism—Kurdistan.Classification: LCC DS59.K86 H379 | DDC 956.6/70072—dc23LC record available at 10.3726/b15600




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