New Arrangements of Embodiment, Materiality, Love and Gender in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party

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Abstract

This chapter explores how gender and love are constituted in the Kurdistan Workers’Party (PKK) and the extent to which the effect of material agency can be identified in relation to the constitution of gender and love. It analyses data, based on Topal’s interviews with and observation of pkk-members and the party’s written material. Drawing on theoretical insights and concepts from Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Karen Barad, the chapter argues that constructionist insights further understandings of how PKK’s discourse on gender and love is naturalised through all-encompassing disciplining of bodies in iterative acts. However, these insights need supplement from new materialism and its encouragement to look for the effects of non-human agents.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelEntanglements and Weavings : Diffractive Approaches to Gender and Love
RedaktørerDeirdre Byrne, Marianne Schleicher
Vol/bind358
UdgivelsesstedLeiden
ForlagBrill | Rodopi
Publikationsdato19 nov. 2020
Sider220-242
Kapitel11
ISBN (Trykt)978-90-04-44145-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-90-04-44146-0
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 19 nov. 2020
NavnValue Inquiry Book Series
Nummer358
ISSN0929-8436

Emneord

  • PKK – Abdullah Öcalan – Women Warriors – Kurds – Militant Movement – Guerrilla War – Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Karen Barad – new materialism

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