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By Lokman I. Meho

Unique, well timed, and up to date, this quantity is the 1st finished bibliography on Kurdish tradition and society. Compiled to aid scholars, educators, researchers, and coverage makers locate suitable details comfortably, the ebook comprises greater than 930 goods in 4 significant languages--Arabic, English, French, and German. This paintings covers the fields of anthropology, archaeology, paintings, communique, demography, trip, economic system, schooling, ethnicity, wellbeing and fitness, journalism, language, literature, migration, song, faith, social constitution, urbanization, and women's stories. the quantity contains books and e-book chapters, magazine articles, Ph.D. dissertations, convention papers, articles in dictionaries and encyclopedias, and demanding sites. Essays supply an summary of Kurdish society in addition to surveys of Kurdish existence in Syria, the previous Soviet Union, Europe, and Lebanon.

An important advisor for researchers drawn to the Kurds and Kurdistan, this publication will relief within the place of knowledge that's hugely assorted and scattered. With its specialise in a well timed topic, this booklet fills a huge hole within the bibliographic literature.

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During World War II, the majority of the Kurds were deprived from food ration cards because they did not have Lebanese citizenship. Although this incident made many Kurds rush into applying for citizenship, the appreciation of it, however, began too late. 7 Realizing that they were purposely deprived of acquiring Lebanese citizenship, many Kurds resorted to other methods to obtain it. 8 This decision was to cause considerable national contention that ended with the Kurds re-registering themselves as Sunni Muslims.

THE SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS OF THE KURDS In addition to legal obstacles that the Kurds have faced in Lebanon for over half a century, they also encountered social discrimination. 12 A summary of related findings of my 1995 study is also presented. In general, the lower class includes working people who possess neither office nor wealth, and little or no education. They include taxi drivers, vegetable peddlers, barbers, sharecroppers, unskilled day laborers, servants, office boys, craftsman or tradesman who worked as employees or apprentices.

J. ), p. 212. I5 Ibid, p. 38. 34 KURDISH CULTURE AND SOCIETY also important to describe how the Kurds contested their adversaries and what the outcome of their struggle was. 16 Such a relationship, involving an interchange of unequal goods and services between patrons (za'ims or leaders) and clients (followers), has a profound effect on the social and political culture of the Lebanese. 17 Until the 1980s, three main categories of clients comprised the za'ims' resources of patronage: First, and most important, were the rich clients who usually belonged to large families and had adequate money to support the za'im.

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