Search for dissertations about: "Kurdish intellectuals"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words Kurdish intellectuals.

  1. 1. Between Majority Power and Minority Resistance : Kurdish Linguistic Rights in Turkey

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Nesrin Ucarlar; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; resistance; emancipatory politics; transformative resistance; post-structuralism; deconstruction; nationalism; transnationalism; diaspora; European Union; Turkey; the Kurdish language; linguistic rights; trans-national outlook; minority rights; power; Kurdish intellectuals;

    Abstract : As the most figurative asset of membership in a majority or minority and the most symbolic aspect of national authority, language is a major site of struggle for majority power and minority resistance. For the purposes of this study, which focuses on the question of Kurdish linguistic rights in Turkey, the sites of struggle for majority power and minority resistance are as follows: the documents of international and European organisations on the linguistic rights of minorities, the impact of the modernisation and nation-state building process in Turkey on the Kurdish-speaking community and the resistance engendered by the Kurdish intelligentsia in the European diaspora and in Turkey against the majority power delimiting the Kurdish linguistic rights. READ MORE

  2. 2. Liberal Intellectuals and Human Rights in the Turkish Public Sphere : Contestation and Pragmatism from the 1990s to the AKP-era

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Andrea Karlsson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2017-05-29]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Turkey; intellectuals; human rights; rights claiming; rights claims; liberal; AKP; secularism; Armenian Genocide; Kurdish conflict; cultural trauma; nationalism; Claude Lefort; democracy; discursive community; nationalism;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines the public interventions, rhetoric, and actions of liberal intellectuals in Turkey between the early 1990sand 2012 regarding the rights of Kurdish and Islamic actors and restrictions on discussing the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Theanalysis of diverse texts published by the interconnected intellectuals – newspaper columns, academic articles, policy papers,reports, and manifestos – and the institutions they used shows how an effective counter-public could take shape in relation to thestate and to dominant publics. READ MORE