ISBN-10: 0822964635

ISBN-13: 9780822964636

Learning to turn into Turkmen examines the ways that the iconography of daily life—in dramatically various alphabets, a number of languages, and transferring schooling policies—reflects the evolution of Turkmen society in valuable Asia over the last century. As Victoria Clement exhibits, the formal buildings of the Russian imperial country didn't have an effect on Turkmen cultural formations approximately up to Russian language and Cyrillic script. Their departure used to be additionally as transformative to Turkmen politics and society as their arrival.

            Complemented via broad fieldwork, Learning to develop into Turkmen is the 1st ebook in a Western language to attract on Turkmen information, because it explores how Eurasia has been formed traditionally. Revealing specific ways in which crucial Asians relate to the remainder of the area, this learn lines how Turkmen consciously used language and pedagogy to put themselves inside of worldwide groups akin to the Russian/Soviet Empire, the Turkic cultural continuum, and the larger Muslim world.

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