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Author Finke, Peter, 1963-

Title Variations on Uzbek identity : strategic choices, cognitive schemas and political constraints in identification processes / Peter Finke.

Publication Info. New York : Berghahn Books, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Integration and Conflict Studies ; Volume 7
Integration and conflict studies ; v. 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Throughout its history the concept of "Uzbekness," or more generally of a Turkic-speaking sedentary population, has continuously attracted members of other groups to join, as being Uzbek promises opportunities to enlarge ones social network. Accession is comparatively easy, as Uzbekness is grounded in a cultural model of territoriality, rather than genealogy, as the basis for social attachments. It acknowledges regional variation and the possibility of membership by voluntary decision. Therefore, the boundaries of being Uzbek vary almost by definition, incorporating elements of local language.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Historical Sketch of the Uzbeks: From Nomadic Conquerors to Post-socialist Farmers -- ch. 2 Central Asian Melting Pot: The Oasis of Bukhara -- ch. 3 Desperation at the End of the World? The Oasis of Khorezm -- ch. 4 Conflict Inevitable? The Ferghana Valley -- ch. 5 Birthplace of a National Hero: The Oasis of Shahrisabz.
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Subject Uzbeks -- Ethnic identity.
Uzbeks -- Social networks.
Uzbeks -- Cultural assimilation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781782382386 1782382380 (DLC) 2013022205
ISBN 1782382399 (electronic bk.)
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1306465206 (electronic bk.)
9781306465205 (electronic bk.)
9781782382386 (hardback)
1782382380 (hardback)