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Surviving Everyday LifeThe Securityscapes of Threatened People in Kyrgyzstan$
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Marc von Boemcken, Nina Bagdasarova, Aksana Ismailbekova, and Conrad Schetter

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529211955

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529211955.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Surviving Everyday Life

Marc von Boemcken

Aksana Ismailbekova

Policy Press

The introduction outlines the main purpose and objective of this volume. It compares the conceptual approach adopted here to other writings on security in Kyrgyzstan and locates its particular take on the issue within the wider academic landscape. The introduction provides a brief overview of each chapter and shows how all the contributions are conceptually related to one another. Finally, it explains the overall research project, of which this volume is a result, details the methods applied by the involved scholars and reflects on methodological shortcomings and limitations that became apparent during field research.

Keywords:   Kyrgyzstan, Security Studies, Ethnography, Everyday security, Ethnographic methods

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