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Everyday Islam : Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia :  Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia - Sergei P. Poliakov

Everyday Islam : Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia

Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia

Paperback Published: 1993
ISBN: 9780873326742
Number Of Pages: 180

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With a rapidly growing population, deteriorating economic and environmental conditions, and an unstable imperial centre, Soviet Central Asia would seem destined to become one of the world's trouble spots. Why then the apparent political quiet? This book argues that this perception is, in itself, a reflection of our ignorance of the region. Instead, argues the author, Islamic traditionalism has not only survived but has flourished and is resurgent in Central Asia. This book includes chapters on marital customs, the care of children, communal decision making, social prestige and values, and the "second" economy in Central Asia. Poliakov demonstrates the resilience of an "un-Soviet" way of life which is supported by underground institutions, fostered by "unofficial" clergy, and protected by the infiltration and subordination of government and party organs.

Introduction
Background
Central Asian Traditionalism
Sources of Information
Some History
Economic Bases of Traditionalism
Traditionalism and the Economic Structure
Commercial Operations
Demographics and Employment
Private Enterprise and Livestock
Traditionalism and the Family
Central Asian Family Structure
Traditional Child Rearing
The Mahalla
Gender and Behavior
The Family Budget
The Role of Religion in the Community
Religious Institutions
The Clergy
Social Dynamics of Traditionalism
Traditionalism and the Working Class
Traditionalism and the Intelligentsia
Social Tensions
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ISBN: 9780873326742
ISBN-10: 0873326741
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3