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Women of Kurdistan. A Historical and Bibliographic Study
Women of Kurdistan. A Historical and Bibliographic Study

Author(s): Shahrzad Mojab, Amir Hassanpour
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Sociology, Political history, Social history, Gender history
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Gender; literature series; society and politics; Amir Hassanpour; bibliography; Kurdish; Kurdish literature; Kurdish women; Shahrzad Mojab; women;
Summary/Abstract: 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.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-1-80135-032-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-1-912997-96-1
  • Page Count: 378
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English