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The Resource Contesting Kurdish identities in Sweden : quest for belonging among middle eastern youth, Barzoo Eliassi, (electronic book)

Contesting Kurdish identities in Sweden : quest for belonging among middle eastern youth, Barzoo Eliassi, (electronic book)

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Contesting Kurdish identities in Sweden : quest for belonging among middle eastern youth
Title
Contesting Kurdish identities in Sweden
Title remainder
quest for belonging among middle eastern youth
Statement of responsibility
Barzoo Eliassi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contesting Kurdish Identities in Sweden sheds light on the day-to-day strategies of accommodation and resistance that Kurdish youth use in the face exclusive narratives and structures of belonging and citizenship regimes in the Middle-East and Sweden.
  • To come
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1978-
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Eliassi, Barzoo
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kurds
  • Kurds
  • Youth, Kurdish
  • Youth, Kurdish
  • Citizenship
Summary expansion
Contesting Kurdish Identities in Sweden explores how young Kurdish immigrants living in Sweden experience and articulate their ideas about citizenship rights, belonging, and statehood as they are shuttled between different citizenship regimes and exclusive structures of belonging. Unlike immigrants who come to Sweden from countries where their groups are dominant, Kurds who immigrate to Sweden re-occupy a minoritized position; they do so not merely under the marginalized label of "Kurd," common in the Middle East, but under other, overlapping identity categories that are equally negative and loaded. Examining how national and ethnic conflicts in the Middle East continue to impinge on Kurdish youths' identities in Sweden, Barzoo Eliassi highlights the gulf between a rhetoric of equality and the lived experience of cultural, political, and economic subordination. He argues that, despite important theoretical deliberations about cosmopolitanism and post-nationalism, the international nation-state system has created a global apartheid that divides the world into nations with states and nations without, where the latter continue to be treated as anomalous and politically, legally, and socially superfluous
Label
Contesting Kurdish identities in Sweden : quest for belonging among middle eastern youth, Barzoo Eliassi, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-214) and index
Contents
1. The Kurdish Diaspora and the Retreat of Multiculturalism in Western Europe 2. Kurdish Identities and Political Struggle in the Middle East 3. Theorizing Belonging and Citizenship in Ethnically Divided Societies 4. Historical Injustices, Uneven Nationalisms, and Reproduction of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Diaspora 5. Unequal Citizenship, Home(land)s, and Strategies of Dealing with Ethnic Discrimination in Sweden 6. Orientalization of the Kurds and Reproduction of Colonial Categorization by Kurdish Youth in Sweden 7. Conclusion: The Struggle for Social Justice and Citizenship Rights
Control code
9781137282088
Extent
viii, 224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137282095
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Contesting Kurdish identities in Sweden : quest for belonging among middle eastern youth, Barzoo Eliassi, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-214) and index
Contents
1. The Kurdish Diaspora and the Retreat of Multiculturalism in Western Europe 2. Kurdish Identities and Political Struggle in the Middle East 3. Theorizing Belonging and Citizenship in Ethnically Divided Societies 4. Historical Injustices, Uneven Nationalisms, and Reproduction of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Diaspora 5. Unequal Citizenship, Home(land)s, and Strategies of Dealing with Ethnic Discrimination in Sweden 6. Orientalization of the Kurds and Reproduction of Colonial Categorization by Kurdish Youth in Sweden 7. Conclusion: The Struggle for Social Justice and Citizenship Rights
Control code
9781137282088
Extent
viii, 224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137282095
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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