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    DescriptionThis book provides a concise analysis of the making of Kurdistan, its peoples, historical developments and cultural politics. Under the Ottoman Empire Kurdistan was the name given to the autonomous province in which the Kurdish princes ruled over a cosmopolitan population. But re-mapping, wars and the growth of modern nation-states have turned Kurdistan into an imagined homeland. The Kurdish question is one that continually reappears on the international stage because of the strategic location of Kurdistan. In describing the ways in which Kurdistan and its history have been represented and politicized, the author traces the vital role of the nationalist States of Turkey, Iran and Iraq in the crafting of political actors in the region.

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    Crafting of National Selves
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Houston
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 424 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845202682
    ISBN 10: 1845202686

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FC
    BIC subject category V2: JPFN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS026000, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FC
    DC22: 956.67, 956.6/7
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS59.K86 H68 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHF, JPFN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FC
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    19 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Christopher Houston is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Chapter 1: Nationalizing Origins: Imagining the Ottoman Empire and Kurdistan Chapter 2: 'Set aside from the Pen and Cut off from the Foot': Imagining the Ottoman Empire and Kurdistan Chapter 3: Representing Kurds: A Brief History of Kurds and Kurdistan in Ethnography Chapter 4: Kemalism and the Crafting of National Selves in Kurdistan Chapter 5: Kurdish Inhabitation of the 'Kemalist City' Conclusion