The Political Development of the Kurds in Iran Pastoral Nationalism, by Koohi-Kamali, Farideh
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- ISBN: 9780333731697 | 0333731697
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 3/4/2004
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.