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The representation and reconstruction of ethno-national identity on social media by Kurdish women in Rojhelat, Kurdistan-Iran

Aghapouri, Jiyar and Ahmadi, Avin (2021) The representation and reconstruction of ethno-national identity on social media by Kurdish women in Rojhelat, Kurdistan-Iran. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 21 (2). 104 - 125. ISSN 1754-9469

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Identification Number: 10.1111/sena.12351

Abstract

Using a cyber-ethnographic method, this paper investigates how Kurdish women in Kurdistan-Iran (i.e. Rojhelat/East Kurdistan or Iranian Kurdistan) represent and reconstruct their ethno-national identity on social media. The research studied Instagram as the most popular social media platform among Rojhelat and Iranian women wherein different groups can now play an active role in the reproduction of their narratives, as well as in the representation of their own media content. The research discussed: 1) the dominant patterns related to the representation of the virtual identity of Kurdish women in Iran; 2) the strategies and techniques used in these patterns for the representation and reconstruction of ethno-national identity; 3) the personal preferences or environmental variables influencing the different identity types of Rojhelat Kurdish women on Instagram; and 4) the factors that lead to the continuity of media practices with respect to the representation of these women’s virtual identity in society.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17549469
Additional Information: © 2021 Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 10:24
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2021 12:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112708

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