Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Rural Central Asia

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EVERYDAY
Islam

Religion and Tradition
in Rural Central Asia

Sergei P. Poliakov
Edited with an Introduction
by Martha Brill Olcott
Translated by Anthony Olcott

M. E. Sharpe
Armonk, New York
London, England

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Tables and Figures vii
  • Glossary xi
  • By Way of Introduction xiii
  • I- Background 1
  • 1- Central Asian Traditionalism 3
  • 2- Sources of Information 6
  • 3- Some History 11
  • II- Economic Bases Of Traditionalism 21
  • 4- Traditionalism and the Economic Structure 23
  • 5- Commercial Operations 32
  • 6- Demographics and Employment 39
  • 7- Private Enterprise and Livestock 46
  • III- Traditionalism and the Family 51
  • 8- Central Asian Family Structure 53
  • 9- Traditional Child Rearing 59
  • 10- The Mahalla 76
  • 11- Gender and Behavior 81
  • 12- The Family Budget 87
  • IV- The Role of Religion In The Community 93
  • 13- Religious Institutions 95
  • 14- The Clergy 105
  • V- Social Dynamics Of Traditionalism 113
  • 15- Traditionalism and the Working Class 115
  • 16- Traditionalism and the Intelligentsia 123
  • 17- Social Tensions 138
  • Notes 145
  • Index of Subjects 147
  • Index of Place Names 154
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