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Azan on the moon : entangling modernity along Tajikistan's Pamir Highway

Author: Till Mostowlansky
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]
Series: Central Eurasia in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Azan on the Moon is an in-depth anthropological study of people's lives along the Pamir Highway in eastern Tajikistan. Constructed in the 1930s in rugged high-altitude terrain, the road fundamentally altered the material and social fabric of this former Soviet outpost on the border with Afghanistan and China. The highway initially brought sentiments of disconnection and hardship, followed by Soviet modernization  Read more...
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Mostowlansky, Till.
Azan on the moon.
Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017014497
(OCoLC)959265648
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Till Mostowlansky
ISBN: 9780822982401 0822982404
OCLC Number: 1005971039
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 216 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Prologue : the moon and the highway --
Introduction : traveling into thin air --
Part I. Modern Place: chapter 1. Modernity and the road ; chapter 2. Making Murghab --
Part II. Sites of Engagement: chapter 3. Nasha-Vasha : ours and yours ; chapter 4. Muslims on the roof of the world ; chapter 5. The golden gate of Tajikistan --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Central Eurasia in context.
Responsibility: Till Mostowlansky.

Abstract:

This rich ethnography looks at how modernity affects the everyday lives of Tajiks, and how they are connected to a globalized word, by studying communities along the remote and isolated Pamir Highway.

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"Places that we consider remote and disconnected look different to those who live in them. Skillfully drawing on life and road trips in the Pamirs, Azan on the Moon is an inviting book that offers us Read more...

 
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