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The Resource The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan : adaptation to closed frontiers and war, M. Nazif Shahrani with a new preface and epilogue by the author

The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan : adaptation to closed frontiers and war, M. Nazif Shahrani with a new preface and epilogue by the author

Label
The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan : adaptation to closed frontiers and war
Title
The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan
Title remainder
adaptation to closed frontiers and war
Statement of responsibility
M. Nazif Shahrani with a new preface and epilogue by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An extended new Preface and a new Epilogue written after the fall of the Taliban in 2001 place The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan, originally published in 1979, in the context of a vastly changed world. The original book describes the cultural and ecological adaptation of the nomadic Kirghiz and their agriculturalist neighbors, the Wakhi, to high altitudes and a frigid climate in the Wakhan Corridor, a panhandle of Afghanistan that borders Pakistan, the former Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China." "The new Preface challenges the assumption that the root cause of terrorism is religious. Shahrani asserts that the problem of terrorism is fundamentally political and is historically linked to the inappropriate model of the centralized nation-state introduced to Afghanistan by colonial regimes." "The differing responses of the Kirghiz and Wakhi to the Marxist coup are discussed in the new Epilogue. Shahrani has closely followed the flight of the Kirghiz to Pakistan in 1978 and their eventual resettlement among resentful Kurdish villagers in eastern Turkey in 1982. The ethnographic documentation and analysis of the transformation of Kirghiz society, politics, economics, and demography since their exodus from the Pamirs offer valuable lessons to our understanding of the dynamics and true resilience of small pastoral nomadic communities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shahrani, M. Nazif Mohib
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kyrgyz
  • Wakhi (Asian people)
  • Vākhān (Afghanistan : Region)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Kyrgyz
  • Manners and customs
  • Wakhi (Asian people)
  • Afghanistan
  • Adaptatie (fysiologie, biologie)
  • Grenzen
  • Nomaden
  • Kirgiezen
  • Wakhi
  • Geschichte
  • Afghanistan
  • Wachī
  • Kirgisen
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Label
The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan : adaptation to closed frontiers and war, M. Nazif Shahrani with a new preface and epilogue by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2002 Edition: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Global Terror, Inc -- pt. I. Space, Time, and Human Communities -- 1. The Ecological Setting -- 2. History and Demographic Process -- pt. II. Strategies of Adaptation -- 3. The Wakhi High-Altitude Agropastoral Adaptation -- 4. The Kirghiz Pastoral Subsistence System -- 5. The Kirghiz People, the Oey, and the Qorow -- 6. The Kirghiz Sociocultural System -- pt. III. Closed Frontiers -- 7. Territorial Loss: An Intracultural Adaption -- 8. Adaptation to Socioeconomic and Cultural Restrictions -- 9. Conclusion -- Epilogue: Coping with a Communist "Revolution," State Failure, and War
Control code
ocn842929789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xli, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295803784
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct8z2z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842929789
Label
The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan : adaptation to closed frontiers and war, M. Nazif Shahrani with a new preface and epilogue by the author
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2002 Edition: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Global Terror, Inc -- pt. I. Space, Time, and Human Communities -- 1. The Ecological Setting -- 2. History and Demographic Process -- pt. II. Strategies of Adaptation -- 3. The Wakhi High-Altitude Agropastoral Adaptation -- 4. The Kirghiz Pastoral Subsistence System -- 5. The Kirghiz People, the Oey, and the Qorow -- 6. The Kirghiz Sociocultural System -- pt. III. Closed Frontiers -- 7. Territorial Loss: An Intracultural Adaption -- 8. Adaptation to Socioeconomic and Cultural Restrictions -- 9. Conclusion -- Epilogue: Coping with a Communist "Revolution," State Failure, and War
Control code
ocn842929789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xli, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295803784
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct8z2z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842929789

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