Youth and Globalization in Central Asia

Youth and Globalization in Central Asia

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The former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the heart of Central Asia is home to the city of Osh, which is commonly discussed as an epicenter of radical Islamism and political instability, yet also fully globalized. Stefan Kirmse explores what this means for the everyday lives of the city's young people. By focusing on the myriad ways in which young Muslims experience globalization, this book offers an alternative to the standard sensationalist accounts of post-Soviet Central Asia that discuss the region in terms of an a€œIslamic threat, a€ political instability, and inter-ethnic strife.As Farhoda#39;s example demonstrates, young people were very capable of approaching missionaries in a pragmatic way. Aziz provides another ex- ... as he called him. He referred to the Seventh Day Adventist, ... In contrast to the rest of the attendees, neither Aziz nor his friends stood during prayers. Towards the end of theanbsp;...

Title:Youth and Globalization in Central Asia
Author:Stefan B. Kirmse
Publisher:Campus Verlag - 2013-01


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