Ethnicity and the city: The Kurdish quarter of Damascus between Ottoman and French rule, c. 1724-1946

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Abstract

This article concentrates on the Kurdish quarter of Damascus and investigates the relationship between communal/ethnic identity, spatial organization and the socio-political structures of the city. It challenges the notion of quarter as an 'ethnic cluster' by examining historical processes of integration of the Kurdish community in the body politic of Damascus. In the colonial period the emergence of new arenas of public action for the Kurdish community are analysed with reference to the emergence of new ideas of class and community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-224
Number of pages19
JournalUrban History
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies

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