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Veiled Empire Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia

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ISBN-10: 1501702971

ISBN-13: 9781501702976

Edition: 2016

Authors: Douglas T. Northrop

List price: $130.00
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Drawing on extensive research in the archives of Russia and Uzbekistan, Douglas Northrop here reconstructs the turbulent history of a Soviet campaign that sought to end the seclusion of Muslim women. In Uzbekistan it focused above all on a massive effort to eliminate the heavy horsehair-and-cotton veils worn by many women and girls. This campaign against the veil was, in Northrop's view, emblematic of the larger Soviet attempt to bring the proletarian revolution to Muslim Central Asia, a region Bolsheviks saw as primitive and backward. The Soviets focused on women and the family in an effort to forge a new, "liberated" social order. This unveiling campaign, however, took place in the…    
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2016
Pages: 416
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long
Language: English

Douglas Northrop is Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. His first book, #60;i#62;Veiled Empire#60;/i#62;#60;i#62;: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia#60;/i#62; (2004), won the W. Bruce Lincoln Prize and the Heldt Prize. .