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Revolution in Rojava

Democratic Autonomy and Women's Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan

Ercan Ayboga, Michael Knapp, Anja Flach

320 Seiten, Kartoniert / Broschiert

Pluto Press · 2016

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Artikelnummer: NDS3631683

Beschreibung

A new kind of society is being built in Syria, but it’s not one you would expect. Surrounded by deadly bands of ISIS and hostile Turkish forces, the people living in Syria’s Rojava cantons are carving out one of the most radically progressive societies on the planet today. Western visitors have been astounded by the success of their project, a communally organised democracy which considers women’s equality indispensable and rejects reactionary nationalist ideology whilst being fiercely anti-capitalist.

The people of Rojava call their new system democratic confederalism. An implementation of the recent ideology of the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, it boasts gender quotas of 40 percent, bottom-up democratic structures, deep-reaching ecological policies and a militancy which is keeping ISIS from the gates.

Revolution in Rojava is the first full-length study of this ongoing social and political transformation in Syrian Kurdistan. It is the first authentic insight into the complex dimensions of the revolution. Its authors use their own experiences of working and fighting in the region to construct a picture of hope for Middle-Eastern politics and society, and reveal an extraordinary story of a battle against the odds.


Michael Knapp is a historian of radical democracy, Cofounder of the Campaign Tatort Kurdistan and member of NavDem Berlin. His research focuses on the Kurdish issue and the construction of alternatives to capitalist modernity. His research has taken him to the Middle East, where he has studied the Kurdish Liberation Struggle and the PKK.

Zusätzliche Informationen

Gewicht 453 g
Größe 216 × 140 × 19 cm
Autor*in Ercan Ayboga, Michael Knapp, Anja Flach
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Format Kartoniert / Broschiert
Seiten 320 Seiten
ISBN-13 (EAN) 9780745336596
Verlag Pluto Press
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