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Author Gurses, Mehmet, author.

Title Anatomy of a civil war : sociopolitical impacts of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey / Mehmet Gurses.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Anatomy of a Civil War demonstrates the destructive nature of war, ranging from the physical to the psychosocial, as well as war's detrimental effects on the environment. Despite such horrific aspects, evidence suggests that civil war is likely to generate multilayered outcomes. To examine the transformative aspects of civil war, Mehmet Gurses draws on an original survey conducted in Turkey, where a Kurdish armed group, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), has been waging an intermittent insurgency for Kurdish self-rule since 1984. Findings from a probability sample of 2,100 individuals randomly selected from three major Kurdish-populated provinces in the eastern part of Turkey, coupled with insights from face-to-face in-depth interviews with dozens of individuals affected by violence, provide evidence for the multifaceted nature of exposure to violence during civil war. Just as the destructive nature of war manifests itself in various forms and shapes, wartime experiences can engender positive attitudes toward women, create a culture of political activism, and develop secular values at the individual level. In addition, wartime experiences seem to robustly predict greater support for political activism. Nonetheless, changes in gender relations and the rise of a secular political culture appear to be primarily shaped by wartime experiences interacting with insurgent ideology"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 24, 2018).
Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I; One. The Dark Side of War; Part II; Two. Toward an Integrated Theory of Civil War and Change; Part III; Three. War and Women; Four. War and Political Culture; Five. War and Religion; Part IV; Six. War and Peace; Seven. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Subject Partiya KarkerÍn KurdistanÍ -- History.
Partiya KarkerÍn KurdistanÍ (OCoLC)fst00650197
Kurds -- Turkey -- Politics and government.
Kurds -- Turkey -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Turkey -- Ethnic relations.
Insurgency -- Case studies.
Civil war -- Case studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Civil war. (OCoLC)fst00862883
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Insurgency. (OCoLC)fst00975461
Kurds -- Autonomy and independence movements. (OCoLC)fst01905895
Kurds -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst00989418
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Turkey. (OCoLC)fst01208963
Chronological Term Since 1980
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Gurses, Mehmet. Anatomy of a civil war. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018 9780472131006 (DLC) 2018021268
ISBN 9780472124282 (electronic book)
0472124285 (electronic book)
9780472131006 (electronic bk.)
0472131001 (electronic bk.)
9780472901166 (electronic bk.)
0472901168 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000063537756
CHNEW 001035516
CHVBK 556239784

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