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Group meeting of DACH project ‘Ethnic Differentiation, Interethnic Relations and Conflict in Central Asia: The Case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakstan’

A meeting of the group of DACH project ‘Ethnic Differentiation, Interethnic Relations and Conflict in Central Asia: The Case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakstan’ took place at the Al-Farabi University in Almaty between 8-12 April, 2015. During the workshop researchers discussed the progress of their research. Wolfgang Holzwarth and Indira Alibayeva

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

ESCAS conference programme "Central Asia in the 21st Century. Historical trajectories, contemporary challenges and everyday encounters", 8th -11th October 2015

Conference European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)

Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) Central Asia in the XXI Century: Historical trajectories, contemporary challenges and everyday encounters Call for papers The European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) invites proposals for individual papers, panels and round-table discussions for the fourteenth ESCAS biennial conference scheduled for 8th -11th October 2015 at the Department for Social and Cultural

Belonging, Politics and Knowledge in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Speaker: Krista Goff and Meltem Sancak
Organiser (s): CASCA, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Location: CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street