Iconic Places in Central Asia

The Moral Geography of Dams, Pastures and Holy Sites

Jeanne Féaux de la Croix maps three iconic places as part of Central Asians' 'moral geographies' and examines their role in navigating socialist, neo-liberal and neo-Islamic life models.

Dams provide most of Kyrgyzstan's electricity, but are also at the heart of regional water disputes that threaten an already shrinking Aral Sea. Mountain pastures cover much of Central Asia's heartland and offer a livelihood and refuge, even to urban citizens. Pilgrimage sites have recovered from official Soviet oblivion and act as cherished scenes of decision-making. Examining how iconic places, work and well-being can mesh together, this book moves debates about post-Soviet memory, space and property onto fresh terrain.

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2017-01-09, 352 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3630-7

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Jeanne Féaux de la Croix

Jeanne Féaux de la Croix, Tübingen University, Germany

Book title
Iconic Places in Central Asia The Moral Geography of Dams, Pastures and Holy Sites
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
352
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3630-7
DOI
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC RGC
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC015000
THEMA-Code
JHMC RGC
Release date
2017-01-09
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Raum
Readership
Social/Cultural Anthropology, Post-Soviet Studies, Central Asian Studies, (Human) Geography, Environmental Studies
Keywords/Tags
Central Asia, Post-Soviet Life, Post-Socialism, Memory, Space, Dams, Iconic Places, Work, Well-Being, Moral Geographies, Socialist Life, Neo-Liberal Life, Neo-Islamic Life, Pastures, Holy Sites, Culture, Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Geography, Asia

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