Tribal Nation The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan

ISBN-10: 0691127999
ISBN-13: 9780691127996
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

In 1917 Turkmenistan was a vague collection of semi-nomadic tribes under Russian domination. This book explores the creation of a Turkmen nation, partly Soviet policy & partly the evolution of indigenous notions of identity. The author offers a scholarly analysis of Soviet nation building in Asia.

List of Maps and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration
Introduction Tribe, Class, and Nation in Turkmenistan
Making a Nation
Sources of Identity among the Turkmen
Assembling the Nation: The Creation of a Turkmen National Republic
Ethnic Preferences and Ethnic Conflict: The Rise of a Turkmen National Elite
Helpers, Not Nannies: Moscow and the Turkmen Communist Party
Dueling Dialects: The Creation of a Turkmen Language
Constructing Socialism
A Nation Divided: Class Struggle and the Assault on "Tribalism"
Cotton and Collectivization: Rural Resistance in Soviet Turkmenistan
Emancipation of the Unveiled: Turkmen Women under Soviet Rule
Conclusion
From Soviet Republic to Independent Nation-State
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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