As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey, Second Edition

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Waveland Press, 20.01.2016 - 187 Seiten

The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without their own homeland, numbering over 30 million people divided among Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Originating as rural nomads living in the mountains, the Kurds have transformed into an urban entity within the Middle East. Brenneman, who has lived and conducted long-term fieldwork among the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, presents a rich arc of their culture and experiences from ancient to modern times.

The latest edition incorporates original and updated accounts of core and changing aspects of contemporary Kurdish culture, including human rights challenges, complicated ethnic identity, women’s roles and gender issues, family and community dynamics, diverse religious practices, transition from oral tradition to literacy, and struggles to defeat the Islamic State. Questions for discussion at the end of each chapter encourage readers to think deeply about what it means to be a proud ethnic group fighting for sovereignty and recognition.

 

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Mountain Scenario
1
Chapter 1 Discovering the Kurds
5
Chapter 2 History and Ethnic Identity
19
Chapter 3 Language and Ethnic Identity
45
The Decline of Oral Tradition
57
Chapter 5 Relationships Roles and Traditions
75
Chapter 6 Core Values and Religious Rituals
101
Chapter 7 Rapid Urbanization and Culture Change
125
Mountains Malls and War
139
Bibliography
173
Appendix A Worldwide Population of the Kurdish People
181
Appendix B Glossary of Foreign Words
183
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