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Identity, conflict and politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan (2019)

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Abstract

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 where multiple identities necessarily come with a hierarchy, with differences, and hence with a certain degree of hostility. This book examines the rapid transformation of identity hierarchies affecting Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey, a symptom of political fractures, social-economic transformation, and new regimes of subjectification.

Keywords

Group identity, Ethnic conflict, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780190943011

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780190845780.001.0001

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