New PDF release: Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernity along Tajikistan's

By Till Mostowlansky

Azan at the Moon is an in-depth anthropological research of people’s lives alongside the Pamir street in jap Tajikistan. developed within the Nineteen Thirties in rugged high-altitude terrain, the line essentially altered the cloth and social textile of this former Soviet outpost at the border with Afghanistan and China. The street at the start introduced sentiments of disconnection and difficulty, by way of Soviet modernization and improvement, and finally a feeling of contrast from bordering international locations and concrete facilities that maintains to this day.

            in keeping with broad fieldwork and during an research of development, mobility, know-how, media, improvement, Islam, and the country, until eventually Mostowlansky indicates how principles of modernity are either challenged and strengthened in modern Tajikistan. within the wake of China’s upward push in critical Asia, humans alongside the Pamir road try to reconcile a latest destiny with a latest previous. Weaving jointly the line, a inhabitants, and a area, Azan at the Moon provides a wealthy ethnography of world connections.

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