Kurdish Identity, Discourse, and New Media

  • Authors
  • Jaffer Sheyholislami

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jaffer Sheyholislami
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jaffer Sheyholislami
    Pages 21-46
  4. Jaffer Sheyholislami
    Pages 47-77
  5. Jaffer Sheyholislami
    Pages 79-93
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    Pages 95-105
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    Pages 107-138
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    Pages 139-152
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    Pages 153-168
  10. Jaffer Sheyholislami
    Pages 169-185
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 187-252

About this book


Informed by the interdisciplinary approach of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and theories of identity, nation, and media, the study investigates the ways Kurds, the world's largest stateless nation, use satellite television and Internet to construct their identities. This book examines the complex interrelationships between ethno-national identities, discourses, and new media. Not only offers the first study of discursive constructions of Kurdish identity in the new media, this book also the first CDA informed comparative study of the contents of the two media. The study pushes the boundaries of the growing area of studies of identity, nationalism and transnationalism, discourse studies, minority language, and digital media.


Digital Media identity Internet media nationalism new media Print television

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