Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia

Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia

Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia

Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia

Synopsis

In chapters rich with previously inaccessible information about marital customs, the upbringing of children, communal decision making, social prestige and values, and the second economy in Central Asia, Poliakov demonstrates the resilience of an un-Soviet way of life supported by underground institutions, fostered by unofficial clergy, and protected through the infiltration and subornation of government and party organs.
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