Negotiating Identities

Work, Religion, Gender, and the Mobilisation of Tradition among the Uyghur in the 1990s

By Ildiko Beller-Hann

The ten chapters of this book, all of them published previously in specialist works, derive from the author's ethnographic research among the Uyghur of Xinjiang and Kazakhstan in the mid-1990s. Approaching beliefs and practices as politically embedded, the articles have historical value in documenting the possibilities and constraints of fieldwork in this region in the 1990s. They also offer a point of departure for new studies of the Uyghur and their relations with their neighbors in the increasingly difficult conditions which characterize the early twenty-first century. (Series: Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia, Vol. 31) [Subject: Sociology, Anthropology]

Publication Date: 12/31/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643907455