(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

    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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