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    Sutherland, Heather 2011. Whose Makassar? Claiming Space in a Segmented City. Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 53, Issue. 04, p. 791.


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

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  • Published online: 23 February 2004

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.

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Urban History
  • ISSN: 0963-9268
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