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Social and cultural change in Central Asia : the Soviet legacy

Author: Sevket Akyildiz; Richard Carlson
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd ; London, [2014] 2013. ©2014
Series: Central asia research forum
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sevket Akyildiz; Richard Carlson
ISBN: 9780415704533 0415704537
OCLC Number: 1010688565
Notes: Focusing on Soviet culture and its social ramifications both during the Soviet period and in the post-Soviet era, this book addresses important themes associated with Sovietisation and socialization in the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Description: xi, 210 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Soviet cultural legacy Sevket Akyildiz and Richard Carlson Part 1: Central Asia 1924-1991: Implementing a Soviet culture and society 1. `Learn, learn, learn!' Soviet style in Uzbekistan: Implementation and planning Sevket Akyildiz 2. The emancipation of women in Soviet Central Asia from 1917 to 1940: Strategies, successes, and failures Jacqui Freeman 3. The Soviet construction of Kazakh batyrs Harun Yilmaz 4. The concept of traditional music in Central Asia: From the revolution to independence Alyssa Moxley 5. Political, economic and historical foundations of Central Asian cinema Barry Mowell 6. Socialist realism: Cooperation and challenge among non-Russian Central Asian writers Alva Robinson 7. The Second World War in Central Asia: Events, identity, and memory Alex Calvo 8. Becoming Soviet in Turkmenistan: The unseen influence of the `special settlers' Isaac Scarborough Part 2: The challenges of independence 9. The failure of liberal democratisation in Kazakhstan: The role of international investment and civil society in impending political reform Richard Carlson 10. Social networking practices: Continuity or rupture with the Soviet past? Frederick Lamy 11. National identity formation in post-Soviet Central Asia: The Soviet legacy, primordialism, and patterns of ideological development since 1991 Diana T. Kudaibergenova 12. Deconstructing communal violence during the civil war in Tajikistan: The case of the Pamiris David P. Straub 13. The relics of 1991: Memories and phenomenology of the post-Soviet generation Christopher Schwartz
Series Title: Central asia research forum
Responsibility: edited by Sevket Akyildiz and Richard Carlson.


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