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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.

Knapp, Michael (Historian), (author.). Flach, Anja, 1964- (author.). Ayboga, Ercan, (author.). Graeber, David, (writer of introduction.). Abdullah, Asya, (writer of afterword.). Biehl, Janet, 1953- (translator.).

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 305.4095 KNAPP 2016 c.2 (Text) 39705000052851 New Book Shelf Book None 07/22/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0745336590
  • ISBN: 9780745336596
  • ISBN: 9780745336640
  • ISBN: 0745336647
  • ISBN: 9781783719884
  • ISBN: 1783719885
  • Physical Description: xxxi, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in German in March 2015 VSA Verlag...it has been extensively revised and updated..."--Translator's note, page xi.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes biblographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: on the road to Til Ko©ʹer -- 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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Language Note:
Translated into English from original German.
Subject: Kurds > Syria > Social conditions.
Women > Political activity > Syria.
Women > Syria > Social conditions.

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