The Political Development of the Kurds in Iran

Pastoral Nationalism

  • Farideh Koohi-Kamali

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Farideh Koohi-Kamali
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  3. Farideh Koohi-Kamali
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-254

About this book


This book looks at Kurdish Nationalism in Iran and examines the links between the structural changes in the Kurdish economy and its political demands. Farideh Koohi-Kamali argues that the transition of the nomadic, tribal society of Kurdistan to an agrarian village society was the beginning of a process by which Kurds saw themselves as a community of homogenous ethnic identity. The political movements of Kurds in Iran are discussed to illustrate that the different phases of economic development of Kurdish society played a great role in determining the way in which Kurds expressed their political demands for independence.


community identity Nation nationalism political economy Presse society structural change transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Farideh Koohi-Kamali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesNew School UniversityNew YorkUSA

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