Central Asian Studies Products

  • Migration and Identity in Central Asia

    The Uzbek Experience

    By Rano Turaeva

    This book is an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of Uzbek migrants in the capital city of Uzbekistan. The ethnographic details of the book represent post-Soviet urban realities on the ground where various forms of belonging clash and kinship ties are reinforced within social safety networks.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Soviet Nation-Building in Central Asia

    The Making of the Kazakh and Uzbek Nations

    By Grigol Ubiria

    The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in new state-led nation-building projects in Central Asia. The emergence of independent republics spawned a renewed Western scholarly interest in the region’s nationality issues. Presenting a detailed study, this book examines the state-led…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan

    Gender, Oral Culture and Song

    By Carole Blackwell

    This unique study of Turkmen women and their folk songs looks at religion, ritual and family as seen through the eyes of the women and their songs.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge

  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    Uzbekistan's Soviet Past

    By Timur Dadabaev

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after…

    Hardback – 2015-08-18 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics

    Rivalry or Partnership for China, Russia, and Central Asia?

    Edited by Robert Bedeski, Niklas Swanström

    The Sino-Russian relationship has experienced several permutations in recent decades as both states have undergone radical domestic changes, including the end of Soviet communism and the abandonment of Maoism. This volume brings together scholars to address the current status of Sino-Russian…

    Paperback – 2015-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,…

    Hardback – 2015-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Muslim Turkistan

    Kazak Religion and Collective Memory

    By Bruce Privratsky

    This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge

  • The Life of Alimqul

    A Native Chronicle of Nineteenth Century Central Asia

    By Timur Beisembiev

    This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge

  • National Identities in Soviet Historiography

    The Rise of Nations under Stalin

    By Harun Yilmaz

    Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and…

    Hardback – 2015-02-22
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Edited by Mohammed Ayoob, Murad Ismayilov

    The multicultural region of Central Eurasia is living through its early post-independence years and as such serves as an ideal case to study and analyse theories of identity and foreign policy in a non-European context. Looking to re-introduce identity as a multidimensional factor informing state…

    Hardback – 2015-02-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • Sport and Nationalism in Asia

    Power, Politics and Identity

    Edited by Fan Hong, Zhouxiang Lu

    Written by a team of international scholars, Sport and Nationalism in Asia - Power, Politics, and Identity is a collection of original research which addresses a number of issues central to notions of nationalism and identity in sport including: how the Olympics and other international and regional…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

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