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The Resource Speaking Soviet with an Accent : Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan, Ali F. Igmen

Speaking Soviet with an Accent : Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan, Ali F. Igmen

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Speaking Soviet with an Accent : Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan
Title
Speaking Soviet with an Accent
Title remainder
Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan
Statement of responsibility
Ali F. Igmen
Title variation
Culture and power in Kyrgyzstan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Speaking Soviet with an Accent presents the first English-language study of Soviet culture clubs in Kyrgyzstan. These clubs profoundly influenced the future of Kyrgyz cultural identity and fostered the work of many artists, such as famed novelist Chingiz Aitmatov. Based on extensive oral history and archival research, Ali Igmen follows the rise of culture clubs beginning in the 1920s, when they were established to inculcate Soviet ideology and create a sedentary lifestyle among the historically nomadic Kyrgyz people. These "Red clubs" are fondly remembered by locals as one of the few places where lively activities and socialization with other members of their ail (village or tribal unit) could be found. Through lectures, readings, books, plays, concerts, operas, visual arts, and cultural Olympiads, locals were exposed to Soviet notions of modernization. But these programs also encouraged the creation of a newfound "Kyrgyzness" that preserved aspects of local traditions and celebrated the achievements of Kyrgyz citizens in the building of a new state. These ideals proved appealing to many Kyrgyz, who, for centuries, had seen riches and power in the hands of a few tribal chieftains and Russian imperialists. This book offers new insights into the formation of modern cultural identity in Central Asia. Here, like their imperial predecessors, the Soviets sought to extend their physical borders and political influence. But Igmen also reveals the remarkable agency of the Kyrgyz people, who employed available resources to meld their own heritage with Soviet and Russian ideologies and form artistic expressions that continue to influence Kyrgyzstan today."--Project Muse
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Central Eurasia in context
Speaking Soviet with an Accent : Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan, Ali F. Igmen
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Speaking Soviet with an Accent : Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan, Ali F. Igmen
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5vkh78
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: crafting Kyrgyzness -- Being "Asiatic" subjects of the empire -- The making of Soviet culture in Kyrgyzstan during the 1920s and 1930s -- The emergence of the Soviet houses of culture in Kyrgyzstan -- Celebrations in Soviet Kyrgyzstan during the 1930s -- Soviet theater in Kyrgyzstan in the 1930s -- Self-fashioning Kyrgyzness among women -- Conclusion: speaking Soviet the Kyrgyz way
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306555043
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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Specific material designation
remote

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