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Author Roche, Sophie.

Title Domesticating youth : youth bulges and its socio-political implications in Tajikistan / Sophie Roche.

Imprint New York : Berghahn, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 271 pages) : illustrations
Series Integration and conflict studies ; volume 8
Integration and conflict studies ; v. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-263) and index.
Contents Foreword : the construction of life phases and some facts of life -- Placing the field sites in their context : a demographic history -- Why didn't you take a side? : the emergence of youth categories, institutions and groups -- Siblings are as different as the five fingers of a hand? : developmental cycle of domestic groups and siblingship -- The gift of youth? : workers, religious actors and migrants -- The only thing in life that makes you feel like a king? : marriage as an indicator of social and demographic changes -- Youth are our future? : the state's youth categories challenged by youth -- Conclusion : the dynamics of youth bulge as a question of domestication.
Summary Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such a "youth bulge" increases the potential for conflict or whether it represents a chance to accumulate wealth and push forward social and technological developments. This book introduces the discussion about youth bulge into social anthropology. Tajikistan, a post-Soviet country that experienced civil war in the 1990s, is in the middle of such a demographic transition. Sophie Roche develops a social anthropological approach to analyze demographic and political dynamics, and suggests a new way of thinking about social change in youth bulge societies.
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Subject Youth -- Tajikistan.
Youth -- Tajikistan -- Social conditions.
Age distribution (Demography) -- Tajikistan.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Roche, Sophie. Domesticating youth. New York : Berghahn, 2014 9781782382621 1782382623 (DLC) 2013042952 (OCoLC)852828170
ISBN 9781782382638 (electronic bk.)
1782382631 (electronic bk.)
9781782382621 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
1782382623 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. 40023526236