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Between Gift and Taboo: Death and the Negotiation of National Identity and Sovereignty in the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey

"At least until 2005 the place of the dead in
Kurdish politics also shifted with a new politics of memory that the leadership of Kurdish
movement initiated to buttress the “peace process”."
" this study explores the Kurdish
political imaginaries and subjectivities that are generated in and through these multiple
struggles and contentions over the Kurdish dead, situating death as a central symbolic and
semantic field constitutive to national identity and sovereignty. This study contributes to
the ethnography of the Kurds, Turkey and the Middle East as well as theories of death,
the body, nationalism, sovereignty and political subjectivity."



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