Parution : Mustafa Kemal Topal, Women Fighters in the Kurdish National Movement. Transforming Gender Politics and the PKK, I. B. Tauris, 2024

 

Women Fighters in the Kurdish National Movement
Transforming Gender Politics and the PKK

Mustafa Kemal Topal (Author)

 

 

 

 

 

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is a Kurdish militant political organization and armed guerrilla movement. Designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the US, it seeks self-determination from Turkey. But this book examines the other changes it generates in society, focusing on how it has become a platform for shifts in gender politics through its women fighters. Based on fieldwork undertaken in Iraq, Syria and Europe – including in-depth interviews and participant observation within women’s camps – the book examines Kurdish women fighters’ motivations to join the PKK, as well as their personal life stories and views on gender, patriarchy, and ethnic minority experiences. This is the largest ethnographic study on the PKK to date and the book argues that in addition to seeking their nation’s struggle for survival and a democratic society, Kurdish women fighters are driven by the prospect of improving conditions for themselves and for women across the entire region.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Women’s childhood experiences of double otherness.

Chapter 2: Detachments and Reorientations in a three-generational perspective.

Chapter 3. Reconstructing Identity, Love, and Sexuality in the Context of Mountains

Chapter 4. Theorizing of Separation and Biological Body

Chapter 5. Effects of Women’s Combat Experiences on Understanding of Gendered Body

Chapter 6. Women’s post-Conflict Reflections and Implementation of the New Society

Chapter 7. Summary and Conclusion
 
 


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Chargé de diffusion scientifique (2024, 13 mars). Parution : Mustafa Kemal Topal, Women Fighters in the Kurdish National Movement. Transforming Gender Politics and the PKK, I. B. Tauris, 2024. IISMM. Consulté le 27 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/w0gi

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