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Author Knapp, Michael (Historian), author.

Title Revolution in Rojava : democratic autonomy and women's liberation in Syrian Kurdistan / Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboğa ; foreword by David Graeber ; afterword by Asya Abdullah ; translated by Janet Biehl.

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.409 KNA    Check Shelf
Description xxxi, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Language Translated into English from original German.
Note "Revolution in Rojava, the first full book to appear on the democratic gender-equal, cooperative revolution under way in northern Syria, was originally published in German in March 2015 VSA Verlag. This English version began as a direct translation, but over the course of 16 months, it has been extensively revised and updated, so in many respects it is a new book."--Translator's note, page xi.
Summary "Surrounded by enemies including ISIS and hostile Turkish forces, the people in Syria's Rojava region are carving out one of the most radically progressive societies on the planet. Visitors have been astounded by the success of their project, a communally organised democracy which considers women's equality indispensable, has a deep-reaching ecological policies, and rejects reactionary nationalist ideology. This form of organization, labeled democratic confederalism, is both fiercely anti-capitalist and boasts a self-defense capacity which is keeping ISIS from their gates. Drawing on their own firsthand experiences of working and fighting in the region, the authors provide the first detailed account of a revolutionary experiment and a new vision of politics and society in the Middle East and beyond"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: on the road to Til Koçer -- Background -- Rojava's diverse cultures -- Democratic confederalism -- The liberation -- A women's revolution -- Democratic autonomy in Rojava -- Civil society associations -- Defense: the theory of the Rose -- The new justice system -- The democratization of education -- Health care -- The social economy -- Ecological challenges -- Neighbors -- Prospects -- Afterward: the philosophy of democratic autonomy.
Subject Civil War (Syria : 2011-) (OCoLC)fst01907471
Feminism -- Kurdistan -- History.
Kurds -- Syria -- Social conditions.
Women -- Political activity -- Syria.
Women -- Syria -- Social conditions.
Women -- Political activity -- Kurdistan.
Communism -- Kurdistan -- History.
Embargo -- Kurdistan -- History -- 21st century.
Kurdistan -- History.
Kurds -- Syria -- Politics and government.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-
Communism. (OCoLC)fst00870421
Embargo. (OCoLC)fst00908278
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Kurds -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst00989418
Kurds -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00989422
Women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01734136
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Middle East -- Kurdistan. (OCoLC)fst01245586
Syria. (OCoLC)fst01208757
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Flach, Anja, 1964- author.
Ayboga, Ercan, author.
Graeber, David, writer of introduction.
Abdullah, Asya, writer of afterword.
Biehl, Janet, 1953- translator.
Added Title Revolution in Rojava. English
Democratic autonomy and women's liberation in Syrian Kurdistan
ISBN 0745336590 (paperback)
9780745336596 (paperback)
9780745336640 (hardback)
0745336647 (hardback)
9781783719877 (PDF)
9781783719891 (kindle ; ebook)
9781783719884 (ePub ; ebook)
1783719885 (ePub ; ebook)
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