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The Many Layers of Moral Outrage

Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics

Nerina Weiss

discourse in Turkey. Diasporic Activism The Kurdish diaspora emerged as the political oppression paired with economic underdevelopment in the Kurdish regions ( Eliassi 2013 ), which together led to an increase of Kurdish migration flows to Europe from the

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Leaving the Homeland

Kurdish Diasporic Experience in Binghamton

Aynur de Rouen

Through interviews with Iraqi Kurdish refugees who are currently living in and around Binghamton, New York, this study aims to evaluate details about the impact of the diaspora on these refugees and its effects on the development of Kurdish identity. Specifically, it focuses on the narratives of refugees who have faced physical pressure and violence, cultural assimilation and ethnic cleansing in their homeland, which has left an indelible mark on their memories and identities. Lastly, these notes from the field articulate how collective memory gives voice to the shared Kurdish past, refugees’ experiences in diaspora and the importance of spreading memories of the older generations, particularly to second-generation refugees, in shaping identities and reconstructing place in the United States.

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

communication about marginality with the Kurdish diaspora. D’Orsi and Sandrup emphasize that situations, which are publicly defined as morally outrageous (like the Gaza War or the assassination of Hrant Dink) opens up for many different grievances and problems

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Krzysztof Lalik

Kurdish Diaspora ( London : Routledge ). Evans-Pritchard , E. E. ( 1940 ), The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People ( Oxford : Clarendon Press ). Evans-Pritchard , E. E. ( 1970 ), ‘ The