This book highlights the communication strategies of migrants and the formation of collective consciousness and the We. The support of family networks versus state welfare has major implications for the social organization of everyday lives of migrants as well as for social relations, and the context details in the book represents post-Soviet urban realities on the ground where various belongings clash and kinship ties are reinforced within the safety networks.
Constructed around contradictions regarding Uzbek identity and how they relate to one another as different ethnic groups, the book presents a theoretical approach to the identity theories using strategic rhetoric and discourse analysis, communication and identity theories and combining it with other theories of power relations. It explores the dynamics of interethnic relations among sub-ethnic Uzbek groups, and argues that the relations within We domain is in a dialectic relationship with the relations of They domain.
The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Central Asian Studies, Migration Studies, and Central Asian Culture and Society.Über den Autor:
Rano Turaeva is Affiliated Researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Germany.
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