Explaining the PKK's Mobilization of the Kurds in Turkey: Hegemony, Myth and Violence

  title={Explaining the PKK's Mobilization of the Kurds in Turkey: Hegemony, Myth and Violence},
  author={Cengiz Gunes},
  pages={247 - 267}
  • Cengiz Gunes
  • Published 30 July 2013
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Ethnopolitics
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… 
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