By the term ‘ideology’, a brand of sociocultural software for producing
what we call ‘reality’ is meant. In this article, the structure of an
ideology predominant in Kurdistan, particularly among political elites,
has been discussed by using the concepts of ideology critique, in
particular, signifier, master-signifier and ‘point de capiton’. But the
ideology critique theory has been criticized for being ahistorical and for
the lack of recognition of different layers of a given ideology. In this
article, the different layers of the ideology of Kurdism have been
discussed in relation to historical periods of Kurdistan and the world. It
is concluded that the ideology of Kurdism, contrary to the existing
image, does not only consist of nationalism but also includes socialism,
feminism and environmentalism respectively.
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