(In)visible spaces and tactics of transnational engagement: A multi-dimensional approach to the Kurdish diaspora

Bahar Baser, A-C. Emanuelsson, M. Toivanen

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Abstract

The Kurdish diaspora has been transnationally active and efficient in terms of raising awareness of the plight of the Kurds in Europe and elsewhere. However, there is a clear need to situate the current analysis of the diaspora in the context of rapidly changing political landscapes that includes both local and global power relations conditioning the diaspora’s transnational participation, political mobilisation and action. This special issue contributes to the abundant stream of research by including articles that touch upon various issues regarding Kurdish diasporic behaviour. We hope this will provide new openings for scholars working on the Kurdish diaspora. We present articles from diverse disciplines in social sciences including sociology, anthropology, and political science. This interdisciplinary approach not only enriches the analysis related to Kurdish diaspora mobilisation, but also highlights new perspectives emerging from this initiative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-150
JournalKurdish Studies
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Bibliographical note

The author Dr Bashar was also an editor of this special journal issue.

Keywords

  • Kurdish diaspora
  • Kurdistan
  • mobilisation
  • return migration
  • sense of belonging

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