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  • Russian Culture in Uzbekistanby David MacFadyen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Recent political changes in Central Asia, where the United States is replacing Russia as the dominant power, are having a profound effect on Russian speakers in the region. These people, formerly perceived as progressive and engaging with Europe, are now confronted by the erasure of their literary, musical, cinematic and journalistic culture, as local... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Russian General Staff and Asia, 1860-1917by Alex Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book examines the role of the Tsarist General Staff in studying and administering Russia?s Asian borderlands. It considers the nature of the Imperial Russian state, the institutional characteristics of the General Staff, and Russia?s relationship with Asia. During the nineteenth century, Russia was an important player in the so-called ?Great... 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...

  • Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Pauline Jones Luong

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    This book examines the diversity of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. more...

  • Islam after Communismby Adeeb Khalid

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Adeeb Khalid combines insights from the study of both Islam and Soviet history in this sophisticated analysis of the ways that Muslim societies in Central Asia have been transformed by the Soviet presence in the region. Arguing that the utopian Bolshevik project of remaking the world featured a sustained assault on Islam that destroyed patterns of... more...

  • Ghost Warsby Steve Coll

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan With the publication of Ghost Wars , Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture... more...

  • The Punishment of Virtueby Sarah Chayes

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue , she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords... more...

  • Beyond Memoryby Greta Lynn Uehling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 43.00

    This book offers the first in-depth, ethnographic exploration of the Crimean Tatars' experience of deportation from Ukraine at the end of World War II, examining how "memories" and sentiments were created and came to shape the dramatic repatriation to historic lands, which involved squatting and self-immolation. more...