3. Sacred Lineages in Central Asia: Translocality and Identity

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January 11, 2019

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globalization Central Asia translocality Caucasus locality cross-regional networks Area Studies Sociology & Anthropology SOC002010 JHMC


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Azim Malikov, « 3. Sacred Lineages in Central Asia: Translocality and Identity », Open Book Publishers, ID : 10670/1.9amsge


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Introduction One of the striking aspects of Central Asia is its cultural and ethnic diversity from ancient times until today. In the pre-Soviet period, group identities including tribal, clan, local, and family identities were more important for the Central Asian population in determining loyalties than ethnic origin (Baldauf 1992:5). A complex of multiple identities was intimately intertwined with the social and economic conditions of the region. Social identity is therefore conceived of as ...

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