Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich


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

Final project meeting: Ethnic Differentiation, Interethnic Relations and Conflict in Central Asia: The Case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakstan
Vortragende(r): Günther Schlee, Peter Finke, Alessandro Monsutti, Ingeborg Baldauf, Khadija Abbasi, Indira Alibayeva, Wolfgang Holzwarth, Baktygul Karimova, Verena LaMela
Organisator(en): CASCA
Ort: 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

"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 in

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

Workshop „Sources of Power and Power of Sources in Central Asia“
Vortragende(r): Jürgen Paul / Isenbike Togan / Munkh-Erdene Lkhamsuren / Dilnoza Duturaeva / Mustafa Tupev / Wolfgang Holzwarth / Gulchekhra Sultonova / Jeanine Dağyeli
Organisator(en): CASCA / Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / Martin-Luther-University
Ort: Library, Oriental Institute, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Mühlweg 15