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Bishkek Boys
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Philipp Schröder
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-01 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

In this pioneering ethnographic study of identity and integration, author Philipp Schröder explores urban change in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek from the vantage point of the male youth living in one neighbourhood. Touching on topics including authority, violence, social and imaginary geographies, interethnic relations, friendship, and competing notions of belonging to
The European Handbook of Central Asian Studies
Language: en
Pages: 1062
Authors: Jeroen Fauve, Adrien De Cordier, B. J. Van Den Bosch
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-19 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

This handbook is the first collection of comprehensive teaching materials for teachers and students of Central Asian Studies (CAS) with a strong pedagogic dimension. It presents 22 chapters, clustered around five themes, with contributions from more than 19 scholars, all leading experts in the field of CAS and Eurasian Studies.
Taking Stock of Shock
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Kristen Ghodsee, Mitchell Orenstein
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Introduction: Transition from communism - qualified success or utter catastrophe? -- The plan for a J-curve transition -- Plan meets reality -- Modifying the framework -- Counter-narratives of catastrophe -- Where have all the people gone? -- The mortality crisis -- Collapse in fertility -- Outmigration crisis -- Disappointment with
Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Judith Beyer, Peter Finke
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Routledge

Practices of Traditionalization in Central Asia focuses on how tradition is ‘everyday-ified’ in contemporary Central Asia, including Tatarstan and Tibet, and what people seek to achieve in its name. The case studies range from political demonstrations and industrial workers’ gatherings to institutions of religious education, minority communities, weddings, and the
Lands of the Future
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Echi Christina Gabbert, Fana Gebresenbet, John G. Galaty, Günther Schlee
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-01 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Rangeland, forests and riverine landscapes of pastoral communities in Eastern Africa are increasingly under threat. Abetted by states who think that outsiders can better use the lands than the people who have lived there for centuries, outside commercial interests have displaced indigenous dwellers from pastoral territories. This volume presents case