Abstract

This article argues that Kurdish society historically enabled the rise of charismatic women. More recently, upheavals brought by the so-called Arab Spring have acted as a catalyst for Kurdish women to improve their social standing. Along with gains made by Kurds in creating new autonomous spaces, the advancement of Kurdish women constitutes a “double revolution” that shows the feminist and nationalist agendas can be complementary, and not in conflict as they have for the greater part of modern history.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-3461
Print ISSN
0026-3141
Pages
pp. 30-46
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-30
Open Access
No
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