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New Publication: CASCA – Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia II: Food and Identity in Central Asia

CASCA – Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia II: Food and Identity in Central Asia [Editor: Aida A. Alymbaeva]

New publication (Louise Bechtold): Approaching the Ritual Economy of a Hajji Feast. Resources, Status, and Sharing in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Approaching the Ritual Economy of a Hajji Feast. Resources, Status, and Sharing in Southern Kyrgyzstan”: by CASCA Member Louise Bechtold In: Hardenberg, Roland (ed.), Approaching Ritual Economy. Socio-Cosmic Fields in Globalised Contexts, Tübingen: ResourcenKulturen (4): 37-70. This book introduces the concept of socio-cosmic fields for the study of dynamics arising from the confrontation of local

New publication (Aksana Ismailbekova): Blood Ties and the Native Son

A pioneering study of kinship, patronage, and politics in Central Asia, Blood Ties and the Native Son tells the story of the rise and fall of a man called Rahim, an influential and powerful patron in rural northern Kyrgyzstan, and of how his relations with clients and kin shaped the economic and social life of