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Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities

Hunt, Stephen E.

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Contributors

Stephen E. Hunt
Editor

Abstract


Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement: Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities is a pioneering text that examines the ideas about social ecology and communalism behind the evolving political structures in the Kurdish region. The collection evaluates practical green projects, including the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement, Jinwar women’s eco-village, food sovereignty in a solidarity economy, environmental defenders in Iranian Kurdistan, and Make Rojava Green Again. Contributors also critically reflect on such contested themes as Alevi nature beliefs, anti-dam demonstrations, human-rights law and climate change, the Gezi Park protests, and forest fires. Throughout this volume, the contributors consider the formidable challenges to the Kurdish initiatives, such as state repression, damaged infrastructure, and oil dependency. Nevertheless, contributors assert that the West has much to learn from the Kurdish ecological paradigm, which offers insight into social movement debates about development and decolonization.

Citation

Hunt, S. E. (2021). S. E. Hunt (Ed.). Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities. Lanham, Md USA: Rowman & Littlefield

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Mar 23, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 31, 2021
Publication Date Oct 31, 2021
Deposit Date Jan 20, 2022
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Series Title Environment and Society
Edition 1st
ISBN 9781793633842
Keywords 978-1-7936-3385-9
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7982456
Publisher URL https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793633842