As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey

As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey by Robert L. Brenneman epub pdf fb2

Title: As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey
Author: Robert L. Brenneman
ISBN10: 1577664779
ISBN13: 978-1577664772
Publisher: Waveland Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size PDF: 1621 kb
Size Fb2: 1754 kb
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 426
Pages: 152 pages
Other Format: lrf rtf doc lit

As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey by Robert L. Brenneman


pdf epub fb2 djvu



Robert Brenneman provides a razor-sharp awareness of the Kurds' roots in the Middle East as well as their massive urban migration and the resulting cultural upheaval. Based on long-term research, this richly layered ethnography takes readers on a journey from the mountains of Ararat, the alleged resting place of Noah's Ark, to urban environments in a megalopolis like Istanbul, Turkey. Brenneman, who lived among the Kurds in both Iraq and Turkey, conducted fieldwork in such places as refugee camps, destroyed mountain villages, and tea gardens in Istanbul. He examines core and changing aspects of Kurdish culture, including human rights, ethnic identity, women's roles, family and community, religious practices, and the transition from oral tradition to literacy. In addition to providing insight into the worldview of the Kurdish people from antiquity to current events, the author points to key lessons that can be drawn from the ongoing dilemmas they face.

Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Azoy, Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577667209); Jordan, The Making of a Modern Kingdom: Globalization and Change in Saudi Arabia (ISBN 9781577667025); and Omidian, When Bamboo Bloom (ISBN 9781577667001).