Upcoming review of Peter Finke Variations on Uzbek Identity

I’ve recently reviewed Peter Finke’s 2014 monograph, based on his Habilitation dissertation, Variations on Uzbek Identity: Strategic Choices, Cognitive Schemas and Political Constraints in Identification Processespublished by Berghahn. The review will shortly be out in the Asia Pacific Journal of AnthropologyI’ve uploaded a pre-print version of the review here.  The first paragraph is pasted in below:

FinkeVariations“Variations on Uzbek Identity” is a comparative analysis of Uzbek ethnic identity as it has emerged historically and as is expressed today in four diverse regions of contemporary Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Khorezm, Ferghana and Shahrisabz. The book is organised around a close description of these four settings (one chapter per fieldsite), together with an introduction, a conclusion and an opening historical overview that traces the Uzbeks’ ethnic history from “nomadic conquerors to post-socialist farmers.”

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Madeleine Reeves

About Madeleine Reeves

I came to Social Anthropology through a roundabout route via the study of Social and Political Sciences and Russian history. After working for two years in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and retraining as an anthropologist through an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge I joined the University of Manchester in 2007 as an RCUK Research Fellow in Conflict, Cohesion and Change. In 2012 I joined the Social Anthropology discipline area as a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology.