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Growing Up in the North Caucasus : Society, Family, Religion and Education.

Author: I Molodikova; Alan Watt
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Central Asian studies.
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Investigating changes in upbringing in the North Caucasus, a region notorious for violent conflict, this book explores the lives of the generation born after the dissolution of the USSR who grew up under conditions of turmoil and rapid social change. It avoids the 'traditional' presentation of the North Caucasus as a locus of violence, and instead presents the life of people in the region through the lens of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Molodikova, Irina.
Growing Up in the North Caucasus : Society, Family, Religion and Education.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I Molodikova; Alan Watt
ISBN: 9781317931904 1317931904 9781317931911 1317931912
OCLC Number: 867928840
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Cover; Growing Up in the North Caucasus; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Theoretical approaches: modernisation vs. archaization of Caucasussociety and upbringing; Methodological approaches to research: data-gathering methods forcollecting and processing information; Short synopsis of the chapters; The socio-economic and political context of life in NCFD; 1 Education policy in the North Caucasus from the Russian Empire to the post-Soviet period; Introduction. Education in the North Caucasus under the Russian EmpireEducation in the North Caucasus under the Soviet Union: bringing up'homo sovieticus'; Education after the collapse of the Soviet Union; Education in the 2000s: preparation and beginning of reforms; Conclusions; 2 The human dimension of education quality: children at risk in theNorth Caucasus; Introduction; 'Quality' of teachers; 'Quality' of families and parents; Specific categories of children at risk; Youth militants; Conclusions; 3 Religious education and upbringing in the post-Soviet North Caucasus; Introduction. Major macro-level developments in religious education in the post-Soviet eraStudents' and teachers' views on religious education; Different actors influencing Islamic identity among youth; Conclusions; 4 Upbringing within the family: patriarchy and hesitant modernization; Introduction; Familial roles in upbringing: patriarchy and beyond; Family planning and the polygamy issue; History of families as upbringing narratives; Conclusions; 5 The role of customs and tradition in upbringing; Introduction; Caucasian identity and identities: code of honor; Re-emergent marriage customs. Sexual mores, temptations and taboosRevival of the blood feud; The role of festivities and celebrations in upbringing; Conclusions; 6 Ethnic and gender identities in the North Caucasus; Introduction; Defining Caucasian identity; Mechanisms and markers of ethnicity that shape the identity of theCaucasians; Ideal man and woman of the Caucasus ethnic group; Commonalities in attitudes of 'them' and 'us'; Conclusion; 7 Future prospects: youth aspirations and government actions; Introduction; Caucasian vs. 'Rossiiskii' ethnicity. Youth perspectives on North Caucasus development and advice for the presidentGovernment responses to youth demands; Conclusions; Conclusion; Appendix table 1; Appendix table 2; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Central Asian studies.

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Investigating changes in upbringing in the North Caucasus, a region notorious for violent conflict, this book explores the lives of the generation born after the dissolution of the USSR who grew up under conditions of turmoil and rapid social change. It avoids the 'traditional' presentation of the North Caucasus as a locus of violence, and instead presents the life of people in the region through the lens of the young generation growing up there. Using focus groups with teachers and students of different ethnic groups, as well as surveys and essays written by children, the book.

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