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Ethnology and Sociocultural Anthropology in Kyrgyzstan


Ethnologia Polona 38 2017 (2018)


Horolets, Anna


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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Kyrgyzstan ; ethnology ; sociocultural anthropology ; research ; teaching ; knowledge production


The article is focused on the state of sociocultural anthropology and ethnology in Kyrgyzstan. It seeks to map the disciplines’ intellectual and institutional history in the sociopolitical context in which it has evolved. The material for the study comes from published and internet sources as well as from a series of interviews with Kyrgyz anthropologists/ethnologists and academics from other countries who have worked in Kyrgyzstan. The article aims at placing the discipline in the sociocultural and political contexts of socialism and postsocialism in Kyrgyzstan. By considering power relations and economic relations as factors of the discipline’s development, the article refers to broader debates on the social production of anthropological knowledge


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