Sophie Roche (ed.)

Sophie Roche (ed.) The Family in Central Asia

The Family in Central Asia

New Perspectives

Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Band 332

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Langue: anglais
1. Edition ()
Paperback, 416 pages
ISBN 9783879974566

This book takes an inter­di­s­ci­p­li­nary approach to the family in Central Asia by brin­ging toge­ther new rese­arch, old theo­ries, new and classic methods and tech­no­lo­gies. We aim to adopt a whole range of diverse metho­do­lo­gical approa­ches to inves­ti­gate family-related issues in Central Asia, inclu­ding the follo­wing: the state-family inter­face in terms of state inter­ven­tions into the domestic sphere, repro­duc­tion, and the status of women; family in migra­tion and resul­ting changes or lack thereof in family concepts (e.g., descent) and practices (e.g., dowry, bride price); adapta­tions in the family to chan­ging condi­tions such as nutri­tion and reli­gion; and the evolu­tion and globa­li­sa­tion of family forms and rela­ti­onships across time and space. Through various metho­do­lo­gies we intend to access and study the dynamic changes that have shaped the region over several centu­ries. The family, in this context, opens conc­rete, compa­ra­tive and flexible perspec­tives to address these ques­tions. The book is orga­nized into six larger sections each with three chap­ters. Each chapter consists of an auto­bio­gra­phical note that intro­duces the reader to the author’s disci­p­li­nary back­ground, rese­arch inte­rests, as well as the sources used and approa­ches taken in the subse­quent article.
The book is the result of a confe­rence held in 2014 and orga­nized by the rese­arch group “The Demo­gra­phic Turn in the Junc­tion of Cultures” at the Cluster of Excel­lence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the Univer­sity of Heidel­berg. Sophie Roche (leader of the group), Swet­lana Torno, Said Reza Kazemi and Sayyora Mukha­me­dova are core members of the group that has worked on issues of care, migra­tion, family and demo­gra­phic changes.