Surviving the Transition

Surviving the transition_cover-Surviving the Transition? Case Studies of Schools and Schooling in the Kyrgyz Republic Since Independence

(co-authored with Alan De Young and Galina Valyayeva). Information Age Publishers Series on International Perspectives on Educational Policy, Research and Practice, 2006.

Drawing on ethnographic and case study methods, this book explores the everyday navigation of radical economic and political transformation within four school communities in rural Kyrgyzstan. The case study that I contribute, from Ak-Tatyr village of Batken district, draws on extended observation and interviews with teachers, administrators, pupils and parents at a time of considerable political upheaval in 2005 to consider the ways that schooling becomes a site of social and moral investment and a way of “keeping the state alive” in rural Kyrgyzstan.

Surviving the Transition? Case Studies of Schools and Schooling in the Kyrgyz Republic Since Independence

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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.