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  • Kazakhstan - Ethnicity, Language and Powerby Bhavna Dave

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Kazakhstan is emerging as the most dynamic economic and political actor in Central Asia. It is the second largest country of the former Soviet Union, after the Russian Federation, and has rich natural resources, particularly oil, which is being exploited through massive US investment. Kazakhstan has an impressive record of economic growth under the... more...

  • Central Asia and the Caucasusby Touraj Atabaki; Sanjyot Mehendale

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of linkages have been established between newly independent Central Asian states, or populations within them, and diaspora ethnic groups. This book explores the roles that diaspora communities play in the recent and ongoing emergence of national identities in Central Asia and the Caucasus. The loyalties... more...

  • Strolling About on the Roof of the Worldby Susan Farrington; Hugh Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 188.00

    This volume covers the first one hundred years of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, formerly the Royal Central Asian Society. It traces its fons et origo in the Central Asian Question, within the context of the 'Great Game', and continues its fascinating chronology through the two World Wars to the present day. There are separate chapters on its... more...

  • Conflict in Afghanistanby Martin Ewans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Asymmetric warfare, involving conflicts where smaller powers apply their strengths against the weaknesses of a more powerful opponent, has become a key modern concern since the September 11 th attacks. Conflict in Afghanistan tackles this issue by examining the five wars Afghanistan has waged against foreign powers over the past two centuries,... more...

  • Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate understandings of Islam as an important marker for identity,... more...

  • Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asiaby Catharine Alexander; Victor Buchli; Caroline Humphrey

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and Ulan-Ude: four cities with quite different responses... more...

  • China, Xinjiang and Central Asiaby Colin Mackerras; Michael Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Central Asia and Xinjiang ? the far north-western province of China ? are of increasing international importance. The United States, having established military bases in Central Asia after September 2001, has now become a force in what was previously predominantly a Russian sphere of influence; whilst China, Russia and Iran all continue to exert strong... more...

  • The Lost Heart Of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. Thubron is an inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer and his The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture... more...

  • Afghanistanby Sandy Gall

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    This book is an account of Sandy Gall's last trip to Afghanistan in 1986 to report the war. It tells of his journey, with all its hardships and dangers, as well as explaining the background to the war including some dramatic pictures of the fighting. Sandy Gall chose to revisit the man he regards as the outstanding commander in Afghanistan, Ahmed... more...

  • Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asiaby Robert Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 240.00

    In a unique survey, based on new census data, Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asia highlights the region's geographic, economic and ecological problems since 1945. Painting a grim picture, this book investigates how the combination of rapid population growth and declining per capita investment is causing economic conditions to slide in rural... more...