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Post-Colonial Approaches in Kazakhstan and Beyond Politics, Culture and Literature

Post-Colonial Approaches in Kazakhstan and Beyond [electronic resource] : Politics, Culture and Literature / edited by Dina Sharipova, Alima Bissenova, Aziz Burkhanov.
1st ed. 2024.
Singapore : Springer Nature Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2024.
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1 online resource (XIII, 217 p.) 12 illus., 11 illus. in color.
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This book explores the postcolonial discourse and decolonization processes in modern Kazakhstan and beyond. It pays particular attention to such areas as national and religious identity, language, literature, and historical narratives. Despite the fact that the post-colonial theory initially emerged in other regions of the world, it has increasingly been applied in the scholarship on Central Asia. Exploring recent debates on post-coloniality in Kazakhstan, this book is an attempt to bring together two bodies of scholarly literature: scholarship on culture and society in post-Soviet Central Asia and research on post-colonial theory. This volume will be of interest to scholars of Eurasian studies as well as researchers and students of post-colonialism in various contexts beyond Eurasia. Dina Sharipova is an Associate professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University in Astana. Her research interests include nation and state-building, security issues, formal and informal institutions, civil society, and well-being in Central Asia. Dr. Sharipova is the author of the book "State-building in Kazakhstan: Continuity and Transformation of Informal Institutions", Lexington Books, 2018. She has published in Europe-Asia Studies Journal, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Central Asian Survey, Nationalities Papers, and in other scholarly journals. Alima Bissenova is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Nazarbayev University. She specializes in urban anthropology, anthropology of Islam, postcolonial studies, and intellectual history. She has published her work in English and Russian in the journals Religion, State, and Society, Europe-Asia Studies, AB Imperio, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Sotsiologiya Vlasti. Aziz Burkhanov is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. His research interests include nationalism and identity theories, and national identity politics, policies, and practices, with a special focus on identity issues and their perceptions in the public narratives in the former Soviet area. Dr. Burkhanov has published his work in Cornell International Law Journal, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, among others.
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March 01, 2024
The Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia,
The Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia,
Chapter 1: Postcolonial Theory and Its Applications in Kazakhstan and Beyond
Part I: Post-Coloniality and Memory Politics
Chapter 2: Colonization and Control in the Making of a Eurasian Empire
Chapter 3: Paradoxes of Soviet Coloniality: the Case of "Az I YA"
Chapter 4: Public Commemoration and Nationalizing the Cult of World War II in Kazakhstan
Chapter 5: Culture of Remembrance in Kazakhstan at the turn of the 20-21st centuries
Part II: Post-coloniality and Current Debates in Societies
Chapter 6: The New Subaltern and Forms of Resistance in Kazakhstan
Chapter 7: Conspiracies and Cosmonauts: The Baikonur Cosmodrome and popular narratives of ecological disaster in contemporary Kazakhstan
Chapter 8: Fitting into a Secular Society: Hybrid Practices of the Islamic Public and Islamic Businesses in Astana.
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