Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich

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Kinship and Genealogical Relations: Practices of Name Avoidance, and Networks of Feasting and Gift Exchange in Rural Southern Kyrgyzstan

Current Research The research is part of a comparative research project “Kinship Universals and Variation” in the department Integration and Conflict at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology in Halle. It investigates kinship in southern Kyrgyzstan by focusing on two topics: Kin classification and name avoidance by married women Relations of mutual assistance at

Kinship and social identification in South-Eastern Kazakhstan: The relevance of patrilineal descent in economic and social life

Tribalism in Kazakhstan as well as in Central Asia is a hotly debated topic. Many authors claim that tribalism is a phenomenon that belongs to Central Asian countries where economical and political hierarchy depends on belonging to the appropriate network or kin (cf. Poliakov 1992; Schatz 2004; Cummings 2005). And, indeed, there are many kinds

Kinship and social identification in South-Eastern Kazakhstan: The relevance of patrilineal descent in economic and social life

Tribalism in Kazakhstan as well as in Central Asia is a hotly debated topic. Many authors claim that tribalism is a phenomenon that belongs to Central Asian countries where economical and political hierarchy depends on belonging to the appropriate network or kin (cf. Poliakov 1992; Schatz 2004; Cummings 2005). And, indeed, there are many kinds

Contested Identity of Kalmaks in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan

Aida Aaly Alymbaeva, PhD Candidate

Department Integration and Conflict, Max Plank Institute for Social Anthropology

Khodja in Central Asia: construction and transformation of identity

Azim Malikov, Senior research fellow

Department Integration and Conflict, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Migration into ‘Illegality’ and the Making of the State in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: The Case of a Squatter Settlement in Bishkek

Eliza Isabaeva, M.A, PhD Candidate

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich

Making Mongolia Multi-Ethnic: Knowledge, Power and Identity

The main aim of this proposed research is to understand why and how Mongolia came to have more than 20 officially recognized ethnic groups within a relatively homogenous population that still considers itself to form a common Mongol ethnicity. To understand this puzzle, the research will examine two hitherto neglected, yet critical developments: the ethnological