Post-Soviet Chaos : Violence and Dispossession in Kazakhstan
Nazpary explores the responses of the dispossessed to their dispossession. He uncovers the construction of 'imagined communities', grounded in Soviet nostalgia, which serve to resist the economic order, as well as the more practical survival strategies, especially of women, often forced into prostitution where they are subject to violence and stigma. By revealing the extent to which Kazakh society has disintegrated and the cultural responses to it, Nazpary argues that dispossession has been a stronger unifying force than even ethnicity or religion.
Comparing the effects of neoliberal reforms in Kazakhstan with those in other regions, he concludes that causes, forms and consequences of dispossession in Kazakhstan are particular instances of a much wider global trend.
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- Hardback | 232 pages
- 135 x 215 x 20.57mm | 435.45g
- 20 Jan 2002
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 map
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Table of contents
2. People And Places
3. Bardak: Elements Of Chaos.
4. Networking As A Response To The Chaos
5. Women And Sexualised Strategies: Violence And Stigma
6. Construction Of The Alien: Imagining A Soviet Community
7. Ethnic Tensions
8. Conclusions: Whose Transition?
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