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Muslim Youth

Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan, 1st Edition

By Colette Harris

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Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the peoples of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) have been exposed to new, Western influences that stress individualism at the expense Central Asian traditions of family and communalism. Young men in particular are exposed to new ideas and lifestyles as they tra

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: MUSLIM YOUTH, 1 HISTORY OF TAJIKISTAN, 2 TRADITIONALISM VERSUS MODERNITY, 3 FAMILY RELATIONS, 4 EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT, 5 ROMANTIC FRIENDSHIPS, 6 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY, 7 TENSIONS AND TRANSITIONS

About the Author

Colette Harris currently works as a fellow in the the Participation, Power and Social Change Group, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. At the time when this book was conceived and written, she was program director, women in development, at Virginia Tech. Born in Britain, Colette has lived and worked all over the world and speaks multiple languages. She has long been involved with the Republic of Tajikistan, in former Soviet Central Asia, but she has also carried out development projects in Africa, Latin America, and other parts of Asia. Colette is a social scientist and development specialist, working on issues of gender, identity and power, family relations, conflict and violence, public health and sexological problems from a gendered perspective, as well as the development of grass-roots innovative pedagogical methodologies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL059000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General