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Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Gilles Dorronsoro and Olivier Grojean


Ethnic and religious identity-markers compete with class and gender as principles shaping the organization and classification of everyday life. But how are an individual's identity-based conflicts transformed and redefined? Identity is a specific form of social capital, hence contexts where multiple identities necessarily come with a hierarchy, with differences, and hence with a certain degree of hostility. It examines the rapid transformation of identity hierarchies affecting Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey, a symptom of political fractures, social-economic transformation, and new regimes of subje ... More

Keywords: Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, identity hierarchies, ethnic identity, religious identity

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190845780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190845780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilles Dorronsoro, editor
Carnegie Endowment, Washington, D.C.

Olivier Grojean, editor
CERIC-CNRS, Aix-en-Provence

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Gilles Dorronsoro and Olivier Grojean1 translated by Adrian Morfee

2 Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Hierarchy

Clémence Scalbert-Yücel, translated by Adrian Morfee

3 Ethnic and Regional Ferment in Iran

Christian Bromberger, translated by Françoise Gillespie

5 The Transformation of a Conflict in the Diaspora

Christine Moliner, translated by Adrian Morfee

6 The Origins of the Protest Movement Against Ethnic Hierarchy

Gilles Riaux, translated by Françoise Gillespie

7 Violence and War in the Middle East in the 1980s

Hamit Bozarslan, translated by John Angell

8 Self-Radicalisation of a Young Indian Jihadist in Great Britain

Aminah Mohammad-Arif, translated by Adrian Morfee

9 Conflicting Emotions

Amélie Blom

12 The Instrumentalization of Ethnic Conflict by the State

Chirine Mohséni, translated by Françoise Gillespie

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