Uzbekistan: "The Re-Islamization of Society and the Position of Women in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan"
New publication by Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva now available.
In 1991, following the collapse of the USSR, Uzbekistan reappeared on the world map as an independent state within the Russian Federation, choosing the path of secular development and the creation of a democratic society. It also declared itself to be once again part of the Islamic world, where it had been for centuries, albeit on its periphery in Inner Asia. Yet, almost instantaneously, the modernization of the state was subsumed into the reestablishment of traditional Islam which immediately impacted on the political, economic and social structure of the former 'Soviet' society, above all on the position of women. Remarkably, the traditional role, status and dress code of women was quickly embraced by large sections of the female population. Fairly young girls, who had scarcely memorized a single sura of the Koran, started to accuse their friends of impiety.
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Read more about the author's previous publications, Between the Slogans of Communism and the Laws of Islam: the Women of Uzbekistan (1996) and The Daughters of Amazons: Voices from Central Asia (1996).
Submitted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 00:00
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