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Final project meeting: Ethnic Differentiation, Interethnic Relations and Conflict in Central Asia: The Case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakstan
Speaker: Günther Schlee, Peter Finke, Alessandro Monsutti, Ingeborg Baldauf, Khadija Abbasi, Indira Alibayeva, Wolfgang Holzwarth, Baktygul Karimova, Verena LaMela
Organiser (s): CASCA
Location: Max-Planck Institut for Social Anthropology
STAYING AT HOME. Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans

STAYING AT HOME. Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans Rita Sanders “Ethnographically rich, the study is based on a fertile mix of quantitative and qualitative methods such as pile sorting, free listing, network analysis, genealogy, participant observation and interviewing of all sorts. The author convincingly demonstrates that not leaving is nonetheless a dynamic lifestyle

Between Minority and Majority: Sart-Kalmaks in Kyrgyzstan

Aida Aaly Alymbaeva PhD Candidate, Associate / CASCA, Max Plank Institute for Social Anthropology The Fifth Regional Conference of the 
Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) 2-4 June 2016, Kazan Federal University   This paper deconstructs the processes of identification of a community of Chelpek village, Kyrgyzstan.  The ‘between-nesness’ of the identification of the Chelpek villagers has

"Zillion (Im)possible Cities: Urban Space and the Game Encounter in Astana"

Dr. Mateusz Laszczkowski (University of Warsaw / Halle–Zürich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia)     The Fifth Regional Conference of the 
Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) 2-4 June 2016, Kazan Federal University   This paper, based on long-term participatory fieldwork, ethnographically focuses on the game Encounter, the community of players, and their activities

Reflections from the ‘field’ or ‘anthropology at home’

A new issue of AnthroForum: What is ‘regional studies’ in modern/current anthropology in case of Central Asia? Aida Aaly and Aksana Ismailbekova paper is also here. We reflected on our field work experience as being in-between the positions of ‘local’ and ‘international’ scholars and women, and on different effects of our topics on relations between

Navruz celebration
Speaker: CASCA
Organiser (s): CASCA
Location: Max-Planck Institut for Social Anthropology
Limits of diaspority in Central Asia: contextualizing Dungan’s multiple belong

A new publication from Soledad Jiménez-Tovar, a member of CASCA: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tPTBTuJAnI69xdcyv2q2/full