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The Resource The Kurdish women's freedom movement : gender, body politics and militant feminities, Isabel Käser

The Kurdish women's freedom movement : gender, body politics and militant feminities, Isabel Käser

Label
The Kurdish women's freedom movement : gender, body politics and militant feminities
Title
The Kurdish women's freedom movement
Title remainder
gender, body politics and militant feminities
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Käser
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Amidst ongoing wars and insecurities, female fighters, politicians and activists of the Kurdish Freedom Movement are building a new political system that centres gender equality. Since the Rojava Revolution, the international focus has been especially on female fighters, a gaze that has often been essentialising and objectifying, brushing over a much more complex history of violence and resistance. Going beyond Orientalist tropes of the female freedom fighter, and the movement's own narrative of the 'free woman', Isabel Käser looks at personal trajectories and everyday processes of becoming a militant in this movement. Based on in-depth ethnographic research in Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan, with women politicians, martyr mothers and female fighters, she looks at how norms around gender and sexuality have been rewritten and how new meanings and practices have been assigned to women in the quest for Kurdish self-determination. Her book complicates prevailing notions of gender and war and creates a more nuanced understanding of the everyday embodied epistemologies of violence, conflict and resistance
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Käser, Isabel
Dewey number
305.409561
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1726.7
LC item number
.K38 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê
  • Women, Kurdish
  • Women, Kurdish
  • Women and war
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Militia movements
  • Nationalism and feminism
Label
The Kurdish women's freedom movement : gender, body politics and militant feminities, Isabel Käser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Aug 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The PKK--a woman's party? A history of the Kurdistan women's freedom movement 1978-2020 -- Diyarbakir under fire : women at the barricades -- The mountain life : on learning to become free -- Mothers and martyrs : the struggle for life and the commemoration of death in Maxmûr Camp -- Unmaking and remaking sexuality : body politics and the PKK
Control code
CR9781009022194
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781009022194
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Kurdish women's freedom movement : gender, body politics and militant feminities, Isabel Käser
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Aug 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The PKK--a woman's party? A history of the Kurdistan women's freedom movement 1978-2020 -- Diyarbakir under fire : women at the barricades -- The mountain life : on learning to become free -- Mothers and martyrs : the struggle for life and the commemoration of death in Maxmûr Camp -- Unmaking and remaking sexuality : body politics and the PKK
Control code
CR9781009022194
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781009022194
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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