Category Archives: Inner/Central Asia

Addiction & Drug Use in Soviet Tajikistan

A review of The Administration of Addiction: The Politics of Medicine and Opiate Use in Soviet Tajikistan, 1924-1958, by Alisher Latypov. Alisher Latypov’s dissertation breaks…

Soviet Rule & Famine in Kazakhstan

A review of Die Nomaden und der Hunger: Sesshaftmachung und Herrschaftsdurchsetzung in Kasachstan, 1920-1945 (The Nomads and the Famine: Sedentarization and Assertion of Soviet Rule…

Kyrgyzstan, Russia & US in Central Asia

A review of The Base of Contention: Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the U.S. in Central Asia (2001-2010), by Alisher Khamidov. Alisher Khamidov’s The Base of Contention…

Soviet Orientalism & Politics in Central Asia

A review of Settling the Past: Soviet Oriental Projects in Leningrad and Alma-Ata, by Alfrid Bustanov. Researchers in the Caucasian and Central Asian republics of…

Sufism in Post-Soviet Tajikistan

A review of Post-Soviet Sufism: Texts and the Performance of Tradition in Tajikistan, by Benjamin Clark Gatling. Perhaps few topics in the recent history of…

Pastoralism in the Bronze & Iron Age

A review of Botanical Resource Use in the Bronze and Iron Age of the Central Eurasian Mountain/Steppe Interface: Decision Making in Multiresource Pastoral Economies, by…