Domesticating youth : the youth bulge and its socio-political implications in Tajikistan / Sophie Roche ; foreword, Günther Schlee.
- New York, [New York] ; Oxford, [England] : Berghahn Books, 2014.
- Integration and conflict studies ; v. 8.
Integration and Conflict Studies ; Volume 8
1 online resource (291 p.)
- Youth -- Tajikistan.
Youth -- Tajikistan -- Social conditions.
Age distribution (Demography) -- Tajikistan.
- Electronic books.
- Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such a "youth bulge" increases the potential for conflict or whether it represents a chance to accumulate wealth and push forward social and technological developments. This book introduces the discussion about youth bulge into social anthropology. Tajikistan, a post-Soviet country that experienced civil war in the 1990s, is in the middle of such
- Title page; Copyright; Contents; Figures and Tables; Foreword The Construction of Life Phases and Some Facts of Life; Acknowledgements; Notes on Transliteration and Usage; Introduction Youth (Bulges) and Conflict; Chapter 1 Placing the Field Sites in Their Context; Chapter 2 'Why Didn't You Take a Side?'; Chapter 3 'Siblings Are as Different as the Five Fingers of a Hand'; Chapter 4 'The Gift of Youth'; Chapter 5 'The Only Thing in Life that Makes You Feel Like a King'; Chapter 6 'Youth Are Our Future'; Conclusion The Dynamics of Youth Bulges as a Question of Domestication; Appendix; Glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Schlee, Günther.
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