Livre - Women of Kurdistan

956 MOJ



Transnational Press London

Mojab Shahrzad 1954 - ...

Hassanpour Amir 1943 - 2017

Presentation materielle : 1 vol. (vi-365 p.)

Dimensions : 23 cm

Women of Kurdistan: A Historical and Bibliographic Study documents a century long history of Kurdish women’s struggles against oppressive gender relations and state violence. It speaks to bibliographic silences on Kurdish women; silences that are systemic and structured, with many factors contributing to their (re)production. The book records extensive literature on violence perpetrated by the family, community, and the state as well as presenting the reader with a vibrant archive of resistance and struggle of Kurdish women. The analysis avoids the fashionable state-centered scholarship, which purifies processes of nation-building, state-building, and disguises their violence. The image depicted of the women of Kurdistan in this bibliography is shaped also by the languages we have chosen: English, French, and German. It is a record of material in languages that are not spoken by the majority of the Kurds. It will, therefore, be different from a bibliography of works in the Kurdish language, which have a majority of Kurdish authors, with more entries on topics such as poetry, fiction, education, and arts. Shahrzad Mojab Director of Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity, New College, University of Toronto; Professor, Woman and Gender Studies and Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto. She is the editor of the first anthology on Kurdish woman, Woman of a Non-Sattez Nation: The Kurds. Amir Hassanpour (1943-2017) was a prominent Kurdish Marxist scholar, a revolutionary thinker, and Professor Emeritus of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. His books, Essays on Kurds: Historiography, Orality, and Nationalism and Nationalism and Language in Kurdistan,, p. 1918-1985 are among his seminal works on Kurdish sociolinguistics, Kurdish history and nationalism, peasant and social movements, class struggle, and gender relations in the Middle East and Kurdistan.

TABLE OF CONTENTS, i ABOUT AUTHORS, v ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, p. 1 ACRONYMS, p. 3 PART I. MOJAB Shahrzad, THE MAKING OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHY, p. 7 THE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT KURDISH WOMEN, p. 14 Bibliographies: The Unequal Distribution of Knowledge, p. 17 The Idea of a Bibliography of Kurdish Women’s Studies, p. 19 This Bibliography, p. 21 The Politics and Ideology of Bibliographic Studies, p. 23 WOMEN OF KURDISTAN, p. 28 The People and the Land, p. 28 Kurdistan: A Historical Sketch, p. 31 Kurdish Women: A Historical Sketch, p. 34 Women in Tribal and Feudal Formations, p. 34 The Era of Capitalism, Nationalism, and Socialism, p. 41 Women in the Kurdish Nationalist Project, p. 42 The Diasporas and Transnationalization, p. 58 Conclusions, p. 60 References, p. 61 PART II. WOMEN OF KURDISTAN: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC STUDY, p. 67 GENERAL WORKS, p. 69 I. Conferences, p. 75 II. Statistics 80 ARTS AND CULTURE, p. 81 I. Film, p. 81 II. Mass Media, p. 83 III. Music, p. 87 IV. Painting, p. 90 V. Photography, p. 90 VI. Theater, p. 93 CUSTOMS AND BELIEFS, p. 93 I. Clothing, p. 94 II. Food/Cooking, p. 95 DISPLACEMENT, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION, p. 96 EDUCATION, p. 103 ETHNIC FORMATIONS, p. 103 I. Armenians, p. 103 II. Assyrians/Chaldeans, p. 104 III. Jews, p. 104 FEMINIST AND WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS, p. 106 I. Feminism and Women’s Studies, p. 106 II. Feminist and Women’s Journalism, p. 107 III. Feminist Internationalism, p. 108 IV. Women’s Movements and Organizations, p. 110 GENDER RELATIONS, p. 122 I. Family and Home, p. 123 II. Marriage, p. 125 III. Patriarchy, p. 127 IV. Sexuality, p. 130 V. Struggle Against Violence, p. 131 VI. Violence Against Women, p. 133 GENOCIDE, GENDERCIDE, WAR CRIMES, AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, p. 168 I. Genocide, p. 168 II. War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, p. 173 GEOGRAPHY, p. 189 I. Diaspora, p. 189 II. Kurdistan, p. 217 HEALTH AND MEDICINE, p. 231 HISTORY, p. 234 LANGUAGE, p. 235 LAW, p. 238 I. Freedom of the Press, p. 238 II. Human Rights, p. 241 III. Women’s Rights, p. 246 LITERATURE, p. 249 I. Biographical Material, p. 250 II. Novels and Short Stories, p. 254 III. Oral Tradition, p. 257 IV. Poetry, p. 258 V. Travel Literature, p. 259 POLITICS, p. 268 I. Armed Struggle, p. 268 II. Kurdish Nationalist Movements, p. 271 III. Political Parties, p. 277 IV. Political Prisoners, p. 286 V. Politicians, Judges, and Administrators, p. 322 RELIGION, p. 324 I. Alevism, p. 325 II. Sufism, p. 327 III. Sunnism, p. 327 IV. Yezidism, p. 328 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION, p. 329 I. Communism and Socialism, p. 329 II. Feudalism and Capitalism, p. 331 III. Tribal and Nomadic Life, p. 334 IV. Urban Life, p. 336 WAR AND PEACE, p. 338 I. Iraq, p. 339 II. Peace Movements, p. 345 III. Turkey, p. 348 APPENDIX, p. 353 Author Index, p. 356 Institutions and the Press Index, p. 364