AbstractsWomens Studies

A Two Front Battle - A feminist perspective on the Dutch discourse on the two folded battle of the Kurdish Women’s Movement

by JM Stolwijk

Institution: Universiteit Utrecht
Year: 2015
Keywords: Kurdish Women's Movement; Feminism; IS; Islamic State; Emancipation; Kurdish Women's Amry; Kurdish Question; Ethnocentrism
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2066356
Full text PDF: http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/318220


In this thesis it is researched how the Dutch media discourse about battling Kurdish female combatants has changed, since they are fighting the Islamic State (IS). Ever since the female Kurdish warriors are involved in the battle against the Islamic State, they are perceived as 'amazons of the free world', but before this battle they were perceived as terrorists. In this thesis it is research how this image has changed and which role the notions of feminism, emancipation and ethnocentrism have in this process. Advisors/Committee Members: Midden, Eva.