Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan by Gilles DorronsoroIdentity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan by Gilles Dorronsoro

Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

EditorGilles Dorronsoro, Olivier Grojean

Hardcover | January 15, 2018

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Ethnic and religious identity-markers compete with class and gender as principles shaping the organization and classification of everyday life. But how are an individual's identity-based conflicts transformed and redefined? Identity is a specific form of social capital, hence contexts wheremultiple identities obtain necessarily come with a hierarchy, with differences, and hence with a certain degree of hostility. The contributors to this book examine the rapid transformation of identity hierarchies affecting Iran, Pakistan and Turkey, a symptom of political fractures, social-economic transformation, and new regimes of subjectification. They focus on the state's role in organizing access to resources, withits institutions often being the main target of demands, rather than competing social groups. Such con- texts enable entrepreneurs of collective action to exploit identity differences, which in turn help them to expand the scale of their mobilization and to align local and national conflicts. Theauthors also examine how identity-based violence may be autonomous in certain contexts, and serve to prime collective action and transform the relations between communities.
Gilles Dorronsoro, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, Washington, D.C., is an expert on Afghanistan, Turkey, and South Asia and the author of Revolution Unending: Afghanistan, 1979 to the Present (Hurst, 2005). Olivier Grojean is a political sociologist who teaches at CERIC-CNRS, Aix-en-Provence.
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Title:Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and PakistanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 2018Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190845783

ISBN - 13:9780190845780

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