New PDF release: Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernity along Tajikistan's

By Till Mostowlansky

ISBN-10: 0822964430

ISBN-13: 9780822964438

Azan at the Moon is an in-depth anthropological learn of people’s lives alongside the Pamir street in jap Tajikistan. developed within the Thirties in rugged high-altitude terrain, the line essentially altered the cloth and social textile of this former Soviet outpost at the border with Afghanistan and China. The road at first introduced sentiments of disconnection and hassle, by way of Soviet modernization and improvement, and finally a feeling of contrast from bordering international locations and concrete facilities that keeps to this day.

            in response to broad fieldwork and during an research of building, mobility, know-how, media, improvement, Islam, and the country, until Mostowlansky exhibits how rules of modernity are either challenged and bolstered in modern Tajikistan. within the wake of China’s upward thrust in imperative Asia, humans alongside the Pamir road try to reconcile a latest destiny with a contemporary earlier. Weaving jointly the line, a inhabitants, and a zone, Azan at the Moon offers a wealthy ethnography of world connections.

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