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Rethinking Kazakh and Central Asian nationhood : a challenge to prevailing western views

Author: R Charles Weller
Publisher: Los Angeles : Asia Research Associates, ©2006.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Charles Weller
ISBN: 142570560X 9781425705602 1425705235 9781425705237
OCLC Number: 70678199
Description: 255 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Garifolla Yesim --
Introduction / by Burkirbai Ayagan --
Review statements / by Tursin Gabitov and other Kazakh scholars --
Author's preface (incl. background, acknowledgments & overview) --
The debate over ethnic versus political nationhood --
Frameworks and paradigms in the broader debate over nationhood --
Western modernist scholarship confronts 'the unified ethnonational complex' --
The Western alliance against ethno-based nationhood in Central Asia --
Akiner and Olcott: 'The Kazakhs and their 'unfulfilled promise' in Kazakistan --
Towards understanding the dynamics of internationalism, pan-nationalism and ethnonationalism in Kazakhistan and Central Asia --
Issues of comparative history: the USA, South Africa, and Kazakhistan --
The 'single ethnic unity' of the Kazakh people and their nation in historical perspective --
Concluding thoughts --
Appendix: Clarifying paradigms of ethnonational identity --
Endnotes.
Responsibility: R. Charles Weller.
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– TABLE OF CONTENTS – Foreword by Garifolla Yesim Introduction by Burkitbai Ayagan Review Statements by Tursin Gabitov and other Kazakh scholars Author's Preface (incl. Background, Acknowledgements & Overview) Chapter One: THE DEBATE OVER ETHNIC VERSUS POLITICAL NATIONHOOD The Debate Between the Organicist and Modernist Paradigms of 'Nations' 'Nations and Nationalisms' in the Two Paradigms Rethinking the Alleged Dichotomy Between 'Ethnic Nations' and 'Political Nations' Chapter Two: FRAMEWORKS AND PARADIGMS IN THE BROADER DEBATE OVER NATIONHOOD *Toward Sociological and Geo-Political Paradigms of 'Nations and Nationalism' *Toward Philosophical and Ethical Paradigms of 'Nations and Nationalism' *Five Paradigms of the Relationship and Balance Between Ethnonational, International-Global and Individual Human Identity Chapter Three: WESTERN MODERNIST SCHOLARSHIP CONFRONTS 'THE UNIFIED ETHNONATIONAL COMPLEX' *Foundations of the Western Modernist View of Nations *'The Unified Ethnonational Complex' *The Crucial Question: Can Ethnic (Cultural) Nations Become Political Nations? Chapter Four: THE WESTERN ALLIANCE AGAINST ETHNIC-BASED NATIONHOOD IN CENTRAL ASIA *The "Academic Wars" of Eickelman, Shnirelman, Poliakov, Porkhomovsky and Prazauskas *Khalid and 'New, Imagined' Nations in 'The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform' *Brower, Slezkine and Paksoy: Central Asian Nationhood as Russian Ethnographic Debris *Allworth, Hambly and Sinor: the 'Ingenious Soviet Strategy' for 'Creating New Nations' via 'Ethno-engineering' *'Pan-Turkism' and the Underlying Debate Revisited *Olivier Roy, Lonely Planet and Dru Gladney: Central Asian Nationhood as a Soviet Political Fabrication *Western Modernism and the 'Frankenstein' of the Post-Colonial, Post-Modern World Chapter Five: AKINER AND OLCOTT: 'THE KAZAKHS' AND THEIR 'UNFULFILLED PROMISE' IN KAZAKHSTAN *Akiner and the 'Vulnerability of the Kazakhs to Soviet Ethno-engineering' *Olcott on the Origins and End of the Old Ethnic-based Kazakh State *Olcott on the Russian Creation of a Kazakh Nationalist Elite and Late 19th Century Conversion to Islam *The New, Modern Nation-State of Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise? *Toward Greater Appreciation for 'Ethnic-based Loyalty' in 'the Land of the Kazakhs' Chapter Six: TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF INTERNATIONALISM, PAN-NATIONALISM AND ETHNONATIONALISM IN KAZAKHSTAN AND CENTRAL ASIA *Appreciating the Complexity of National Rebuilding in the Post-Soviet Era *The Delicate Balance of (Ethno)National and International in Comparative Perspective *Varieties and Interrelational Dynamics of Ethnoreligious and Ethnolinguistic Nationalism in the 'Pan-Turkic World' Chapter Seven: ISSUES OF COMPARATIVE HISTORY: THE USA, SOUTH AFRICA AND KAZAKHSTAN *Borders, Treaties and Other Matters of Debate in Modern Kazakh Nationhood *Important Distinctions of Ethnonational Issues in U.S., South African and Central Asian History *Towards Applying Ethical Standards in Comparative Historical Perspective Chapter Eight: THE "SINGLE ETHNIC UNITY" OF THE KAZAKH PEOPLE AND THEIR NATION IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE *Turkic Nationalism in the Streams of Pre-Kazakh History *The Strength of Kazakh Ethnonational Identity Over 500 Years *'O, My Nation!' *Kenesari and 'the National Liberation Struggles of the Kazakh People Against Russian Colonialism' *'Awake, Kazakh': the Kazakh Jadidist National Movement *The December 1986 Demonstrations: 'For Every People Their Own Prince' *Ethnic-based Loyalty in Modern Independent Kazakhstan (and Central Asia) CONCLUDING THOUGHTS APPENDIX: CLARIFYING PARADIGMS OF ETHNONATIONAL IDENTITY ENDNOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY

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RVW1: This work immediately captures one's attention, displaying its importance and scholarly sharpness. Weller says that two of the primary imperatives of democracy in our day – the separation of religion and state and the separation of ethnicity and state – trace their roots to Western democracy (including...
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