The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition

The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition

by Anita Sengupta

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Overview

Within one century the Uzbek state was formed twice: once when it was 'created' as the Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan in the post revolution period and then again when it was reborn as the sovereign Uzbek Republic after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition examines the process of nation-state formation in Central Asia, providing a detailed and insightful look at the transitions the Uzbek state has undergone in governance, politics and culture, and the problems it has confronted. Author Anita Sengupta pays particularly close attention to the social construction of the cultural elements that are so often the basis for deliniation of territorial boundaries, and the relationship between political and cultural factors in the Uzbek state. Compelling and persuasive, The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State challenges traditional theories about the formation of nation-states to confront the long-term transitions that shape cultures and governments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739106181
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/24/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a Fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, and has been working in the area of State Formation in Central Asia since 1993.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 On Problematizing the Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State Chapter 2 Beyond Boundaries: Identities in Pre-Soviet Central Asia Chapter 3 Defined Frontiers: Delimitation of Boundaries and the Formation of the Uzbek State Chapter 4 The Making of a Linguistic Identity: Language and the Uzbek State Chapter 5 The Making of a Religious Identity: Islam and the Uzbek State Chapter 6 Negotiating Transitions I: History, Myths, and Symbols Chapter 7 Negotiating Transitions II: Ecology, Minorities, and Gender

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