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Central Asia and the Caucasus : Transnationalism and Diaspora - Touraj Atabaki

Central Asia and the Caucasus

Transnationalism and Diaspora

By: Touraj Atabaki (Editor), Sanjyot Mehendale (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th February 2005
ISBN: 9780415332606
Number Of Pages: 256

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of linkages have been established between newly independent Central Asian states, or populations within them, and diaspora ethnic groups. This book explores the roles that diaspora communities play in the recent and ongoing emergence of national identities in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
The loyalties of these communities are divided between their countries of residence and those states that serve as homeland of their particular ethno-cultural nation, and are further complicated by connections with contested transnational notions of common cultures and 'peoples'. Written by highly respected experts in the field, the book addresses issues such as nationalism, conflict, population movement, global civil society, Muslim communities in China and relations between the new nation-states and Russia.
This innovative book will interest students and researchers of transnationalism and Central Asian studies.

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'Certainly recommendable to both an academic and a graduate readership for its contrintion to the ongoing debate on multiple and divided loyalties and for the light it sheds on less researched empirical cases.' - International Affairs

Introduction: Transnationalism and Diaspora in Central Asia and the Causaus
Nationalism from Without: Theorizing the Role of Diaporas in Contemporary Conflict
Towards a Typology of Diasporas in Kazakhstan
Russians in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Issues and Concerns
The Armenian and Azerbaijani Cases
Diaspora and Global Civil Society: The Impact of Transnational Diasporic Activism on Armenia's Post-Soviet Transition
Afghan Communities in Uzbekistan: A Preliminary Case Study
Uighur Community in 1990s Central Asia: A Decade of Change
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ISBN: 9780415332606
ISBN-10: 0415332605
Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1