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Surviving Everyday Life: The Securityscapes of Threatened People in Kyrgyzstan

Marc von Boemcken, Nina Bagdasarova, Aksana Ismailbekova, and Conrad Schetter


The volume explores the everyday security practices of various people in Kyrgyzstan that feel threatened on the grounds of their ethnic belonging, gender or sexual orientation. In doing so, it provides a bottom-up perspective of security and insecurity in Kyrgyzstan, which differs from more state-centric and elitist accounts on this subject. Case studies include the Uzbek and the Lyuli minorities in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, young women in the capital city of Bishkek, ethnically mixed couples and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Each case applies ethno ... More

Keywords: Kyrgyzstan, Ethnography, Security, Everyday security, Ethnic minorities, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529211955
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529211955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc von Boemcken, editor
Bonn International Center for Conversion

Nina Bagdasarova, editor
American University of Central Asia

Aksana Ismailbekova, editor
Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

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