Central Asian Studies Products

  • Xinjiang - China’s Northwest Frontier

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Xinjiang is the ‘pivot of Asia’, where the frontiers of China, Tibet, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia approach each other. The growing Uyghur demand for a separate homeland and continuing violence in Xinjiang have brought this region into the focus of national and international…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • The Management of Public Services in Central Asia

    Institutional Transformation in Kyrgyzstan

    By David Scott

    The ending of the Soviet Union in 1991 had a major political and economic impact on Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan was one of the most severely affected countries, suffering a deeper recession than the other republics. During the first five or six years Kyrgyzstan followed the advice of the International…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950

    Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia

    Edited by Tomasz Kamusella, James Bjork, Timothy Wilson, Anna Novikov

    In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe’s second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 

  • Everyday Energy Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus

    Citizens’ Needs, Entitlements and Struggles for Access

    Edited by David Gullette, Jeanne Féaux de la Croix

    The perception of Central Asia and its place in the world has come to be shaped by its large oil and gas reserves. Literature on energy in the region has thus largely focused on related geopolitical issues and national policies. However, little is known about citizens’ needs within this broader…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02

  • 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 – 2015-11-18
    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 – 2015-09-21
    Central Asian Studies

  • Health, Drugs and Healing in Central Asia

    Edited by Alisher Latypov

    This volume contains five chapters written by American, European and Central Asian scholars, who examine a range of issues critical to our understanding of health and healing in contemporary Central Asia. Grounded in the review of medical literature in Arabic, Persian and Chaghatay Turkic,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04

  • 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 – 2015-08-21
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • 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 – 2015-08-06
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • 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 – 2015-05-05
    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 – 2015-03-04

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