Beyond Orientalism: Exploring the Distinctive Feminism of Democratic Confederalism in Rojava

  title={Beyond Orientalism: Exploring the Distinctive Feminism of Democratic Confederalism in Rojava},
  author={Arianne Shahvisi},
  pages={998 - 1022}
  • A. Shahvisi
  • Published 11 December 2018
  • Political Science
  • Geopolitics
ABSTRACT Women have been central to the revolution in Rojava, leading to widespread interest in the Kurdish women’s movement across Western contexts. Yet Western mass media representations of women combatants tend to be objectifying and superficial, glossing over the unique variety of feminism, known as “jineology,” that is core to the political system of Rojava, which operates according to the ideology of “democratic confederalism.” This paper is intended as a corrective to the inadequate… 
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