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Turkey's Kurds : a theoretical analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Öcalan /
Ali Kemal Özcan.
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London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2006.
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ix, 310 p.
ISBN
0415366879 (hardback)
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London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2006.
isbn
0415366879 (hardback)
contents note
1. Nationalism -- 2. The seeds of Turkey's Kurdish question -- 3. Enter the PKK -- 4. The discourse and objectives of the PKK -- 5. Sources of motivations -- 6. The rise and fall of the PKK -- 7. Conclusion.
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5618377
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its growth in the late 1970s to its recent shrinkage. A variety of issues are addressed including:* the views and philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan* the successes and failures of the PKK in bringing about the Kurdish opposition in Turkey* the role of PKK's philosophy of recruitment, organizational diligence, use of arms and other contextual factors in Kurdish resistance* factors involved in the development of the nationalism of the Kurds in Turkey.The text also reappraises the Kurdish movement in Turkey and presents insights into the nature of Kurdish social structure, thinking, and the particularities of the Kurdish ethnic distinctness.
Main Description
The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its growth in the late 1970s to its recent shrinkage. A variety of issues are addressed including: * the views and philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan * the successes and failures of the PKK in bringing about the Kurdish opposition in Turkey * the role of PKK's philosophy of recruitment, organizational diligence, use of arms and other contextual factors in Kurdish resistance * factors involved in the development of the nationalism of the Kurds in Turkey. The text also reappraises the Kurdish movement in Turkey and presents insights into the nature of Kurdish social structure, thinking, and the particularities of the Kurdish ethnic distinctness.
Long Description
The Kurdish Worker's Party, or PKK, is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the ideational nature and the organizational working of the party, from its growth in the late 1970s to its recent shrinkage. A variety of issues are addressed including: * The views and philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan * The successes and failures of the PKK in bringing about the Kurdish opposition in Turkey * The role of PKK's philosophy of recruitment, organizational diligence, use of arms and other contextual factors in Kurdish resistance * Factors involved in the development of the nationalism of the Kurds in Turkey. The text also reappraises the Kurdish movement in Turkey and presents insights into the nature of Kurdish social structure and thinking, and the particularities of the Kurdish ethnic distinctness.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text on Turkey's Kurdish population examines Kurdish nationalism and in particular the ideational nature and organizational workings of the PKK.
Back Cover Copy
The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK)is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its growth in the late 1970s to its recent shrinkage. A variety of issues are addressed including:* the views and philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan* the successes and failures of the PKK in bringing about the Kurdish opposition in Turkey* the role of PKK's philosophy of recruitment, organizational diligence, use of arms and other contextual factors in Kurdish resistance* factors involved in the development of the nationalism of the Kurds in Turkey.The text also reappraises the Kurdish movement in Turkey and presents insights into the nature of Kurdish social structure, thinking, and the particularities of the Kurdish ethnic distinctness.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Methodological frameworkp. 1
A general picturep. 9
Nationalism: distilling the cultural and the politicalp. 20
Distilling the 'mongrelized' twin concepts of modernityp. 21
The twilight of 'communist nationalism'p. 47
The Kurds' nationness and nationalism in modern Turkeyp. 59
The seeds of Turkey's Kurdish questionp. 63
The last push for the last refugep. 64
The vital concerns of the republican Turkish political elite: a 'national war' without nationalismp. 71
The sharp contrast between the two policiesp. 79
Enter the PKKp. 84
The accumulative periodp. 84
The emergence of the 'Apocular' groupp. 89
The discourse and objectives of the PKKp. 98
The theoretical development of the party and its programme from its foundation to Ocalan's arrestp. 98
Following Ocalan's arrest: the 'second manifesto'p. 123
Sources of motivations: the organization and the individualp. 138
Tribe and treason: the 'twin heritage' of Kurdishnessp. 138
The nature and resource field of the organizationp. 153
Messianic charisma: for whom it operatesp. 180
The rise and fall of the PKK: questions, confrontations and the impassep. 192
The organizational ascentp. 192
The organizational vicious circle and its shrinkagep. 206
Conclusionp. 234
Epilogue: apparent obscurityp. 243
Tablesp. 254
Questionnairep. 272
The basic constitutional schema of the PKKp. 277
List of self-immolationsp. 278
Notesp. 280
Bibliographyp. 296
Indexp. 305
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