MIT21A_226F09_q11

MIT21A_226F09_q11 - Oct. 14, 2009 Study Questions on Eller...

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Oct. 14, 2009 Study Questions on Eller 143-193 (Kurds); Malkki 1. According to Eller, 3 conditions must be met before a group can be considered a nation. What are they? (p. 144) 2. Eller cites another scholar, Izady, who states that “Kurdish society remains heterogeneous in almost all those aspects that normally form the basis of an ethnic identity…” (in Eller, p. 144). What are these? How do the Kurds compare to the Hui? 3. Eller says that some of the most traditional characteristics of Kurdish society are the biggest impediments to being able to build themselves as a nation. What are these? 4. List the ways Kurdish nationalism differs from the vast majority of nationalist movements. 5. Describe two examples of the Kurds manipulating the governments of countries that contain Kurdish populations. Describe two examples where the Kurds were used as pawns by these states. 6. On p. 163 Eller says that “in a certain sense” the tribal organization of today is a product of “the state systems that overarched Kurdish society.” How so?
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