Cengiz Gunes | Explaining the PKK’s Mobilization of the Kurds in Turkey: Hegemony, Myth and Violence – Ethnopolitics 12 (3), pp.247-267 

Cengiz Gunes  – ACADEMIA

This article focuses on the PKK’s (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) nationalist mobilization of the Kurds in Turkey in the past 30 years. By drawing on the concepts of ‘hegemony’ and ‘myth’, it examines the constitution of Kurdish political subjectivity and the representation of Kurdish identity and difference in political discourse. It reflects on the ideological and political debates over strategy and the contestation over identity that numerous Kurdish political organizations took part in during the 1970s. It then e…

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