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Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, violence and the state

Kurt, Mehmet (2017) Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, violence and the state. State Crime. Pluto Press, London, UK. ISBN 9780745399348

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Abstract

This study analyses Kurdish Hizbullah as a social movement, charting Hizbullah's development from its origins in violent militancy to its move towards a more ambiguous 'civic' mode of engagement. Mehmet Kurt explores Hizbullah in Turkey's many paradoxes: notably its political rise and the apparent power of Islamism in a region in which leftist Kurdish political movements dominate political discourse; and its composition, which in its Sunni and Kurdish makeup, differs from the Shiite Hizbullah in Lebanon. Through his unique position as an anthropologist, theorist and former Imam, Kurt produces a work of extraordinary insight: an ethnography comprised of extensive interviews with leaders, members and supporters of Hizbullah, revealing the manner in which Islamic civil society has taken root in a region where ethnic identity has been the primary organising tool against a repressive and violent state.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.plutobooks.com/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 08:27
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101789

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