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Taxi To Tashkent

Author : Tom Fleming
ISBN : 0595429971
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a police state This is a democracy This is rot-gut vodka This is $2 prostitutes This is Peace Corps This is good intentions This is Ramadan This is loyalty This is power outages This is corruption This is the Silk Route This is the former USSR This is Uzbekistan Tom Fleming went to Uzbekistan as a forty year old Peace Corps volunteer. He was a fish out of water, an infidel in a Muslim land, teaching AIDS prevention and sex education in the most conservative region of Central Asia. With humor and poignancy "Taxi to Tashkent" portrays a land little known in the West. Instead of a nation rife with Islamic extremists as portrayed in the Western media, Fleming discovers a land of Korean discos, where blue eyed Muslims listen to Shania Twain, and where shop owners break into applause at the mention of America. Fleming travels throughout Uzbekistan, from the ecological disaster site of the Aral Sea, to the ancient Silk Route cities of Bukhara and Samarkand. "Taxi to Tashkent" describes a little-known corner of the world where nothing appears as it seems.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Short Journeys Central Asia

Author : Andrew Boland
ISBN : 9781312257450
Genre : Travel
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Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan, three countries in Central Asia that are incredibly rewarding, beautiful and friendly. Join me as I recount travel experiences, give travel tips, review the places I stayed and how I got from A to B in these three amazing countries. Includes dozens of photographs by the author. Covers - Almaty, Semey, Astana, Bishkek, Karakol, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara & more!
Category: Travel

Short Journeys Kyrgyzstan And Uzbekistan

Author : Andrew Boland
ISBN : 9781312004665
Genre : Travel
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Take a journey on the road less travelled to two neighbouring countries in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The former is blessed with mountains and natural beauty, the latter with some of the world’s most stunning Islamic architecture. Both feature warm locals, adventure and a brilliant travelling experience for the traveller. This book is the perfect introduction to the two countries. Chock full of experiences and tips, places to stay, money, transport and more. Although not a guidebook, this book is written with the goal of whetting the appetite for two countries which gave the author nothing but a great time. I visit Bishkek, Karakol, Altyn Arashan, Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. This book also includes a detailed account of travelling from Bishkek to Tashkent in one day, via Kazakhstan, a challenging exercise full of adventure. Features over 45 photos of the region taken by the author.
Category: Travel


Author : Sophie Lovell-Hoare
ISBN : 9781841624617
Genre : Travel
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The most detailed guide to Uzbekistan, featuring both legendary Silk Road sites and little-known destinations.
Category: Travel


Author : Sophie Ibbotson
ISBN : 9781784770174
Genre : Travel
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Uzbekistan Travel Guide - Expert advice and holiday tips including Tashkent architecture and hotels, Silk Road history, Islamic art and textiles, museums and culture. Also included are detailed maps, trekking and hiking routes, touring by bike, public transport, archaeological sites like Samarkand and Bukara, Fergana Valley and Kyzylkum Desert.
Category: Travel

Migration And Identity In Central Asia

Author : Rano Turaeva
ISBN : 9781317430087
Genre : Social Science
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This book is an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of Uzbek migrants in the capital city of Uzbekistan. The ethnographic details of the book represent post-Soviet urban realities on the ground where various forms of belonging clash and kinship ties are reinforced within social safety networks. Theoretically, it challenges the existing theories of identity and identification which often considered the relations between ‘We and Them’ taking the ‘We’ for granted. The book offers in-depth insights into the communication strategies of migrants, the formation of collective consciousness and the relations within the ‘We’ domain. Constructed around contradictions regarding Uzbek identity and how various groups relate to one another as different ethnic groups, the theoretical argument of the book is built through such methods and analytical tools as strategic rhetoric and discourse analysis, communication and identity theories, and the analysis of power and dependence. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Central Asian Studies, Migration Studies, and Central Asian Culture and Society.
Category: Social Science

Central Asia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131814191
Genre : Asia, Central
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Category: Asia, Central

Central Asia

Author : Bradley Mayhew
ISBN : UCSD:31822034394114
Genre : Travel
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Lonely Planet Country Guides offer inspired, authentic practical advice-the authority for independent travelers the world over-whatever their age, budget or destination.- More planning and itinerary inspiration- Cross referencing between maps and text- Increased mid- range budget coverage- Great easy-to-use mapsCentral Asia, 3rd Edition features- the first guide to provide practical travel information on Afghanistan- in- depth information on border crossings, transport options and getting visas- suggested itineraries for all trip lengths plus an in- depth chapter on the Silk Road
Category: Travel

Tashkent Pocket Guide

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ISBN : WISC:89094771078
Genre : Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
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Category: Tashkent (Uzbekistan)


Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015082736177
Genre : History
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Presents the culture, history, and tourist sights of Uzbekistan, including Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Tashkent.
Category: History


Author : Abdulaziz Muhammadkarimov
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132384947
Genre : Names, Geographical
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State Erosion

Author : Lawrence P. Markowitz
ISBN : 9780801469466
Genre : Political Science
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State failure is a central challenge to international peace and security in the post-Cold War era. Yet theorizing on the causes of state failure remains surprisingly limited. In State Erosion, Lawrence P. Markowitz draws on his extensive fieldwork in two Central Asian republics—Tajikistan, where state institutions fragmented into a five-year civil war from 1992 through 1997, and Uzbekistan, which constructed one of the largest state security apparatuses in post-Soviet Eurasia—to advance a theory of state failure focused on unlootable resources, rent seeking, and unruly elites. In Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and other countries with low capital mobility—where resources cannot be extracted, concealed, or transported to market without state intervention—local elites may control resources, but they depend on patrons to convert their resources into rents. Markowitz argues that different rent-seeking opportunities either promote the cooptation of local elites to the regime or incite competition over rents, which in turn lead to either cohesion or fragmentation. Markowitz distinguishes between weak states and failed states, challenges the assumption that state failure in a country begins at the center and radiates outward, and expands the “resource curse” argument to include cash crop economies, where mechanisms of state failure differ from those involved in fossil fuels and minerals. Broadening his argument to weak states in the Middle East (Syria and Lebanon) and Africa (Zimbabwe and Somalia), Markowitz shows how the distinct patterns of state failure in weak states with immobile capital can inform our understanding of regime change, ethnic violence, and security sector reform.
Category: Political Science

Far Eastern Economic Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105005500793
Genre : East Asia
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Asia's premier business magazine. The magazine reports on politics, business, economics, technology and social and cultural issues throughout Asia, with a particular emphasis on both Southeast Asia and China.
Category: East Asia

Central Asia

Author : John King
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021952572
Genre : Travel
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In 1955, four intrepid Brits set out on a 'bit of an adventure'. They planned to drive to London from Kenya in an eight horse-power Morris Traveller - via the Sahara desert that turned their joyride into a nightmare, when their jaunt across the sands ended in a desperate fight for survival. This tells their story.
Category: Travel

Greater Iran

Author : Richard Nelson Frye
ISBN : UOM:39015059233133
Genre : History
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"These memoirs of a founder of Middle Eastern studies at U.S. institutions reveal more than the events of a life spent in intimate contact with many peoples of Eurasia. Although mainly concerned with "Greater Iran" (Iran/Persia, Afghanistan and Tajikistan), Richard Nelson Frye, Aga Khan professor of Iranian emeritus at Harvard University, describes changes which he witnessed there and elsewhere, making observations that are timely to understanding present-day relationships in the region. One of the first Western scholars to visit Central Asia after the death of Joseph Stalin, his knowledge of many languages enabled Frye to report on conditions in that hitherto little known region. In the course of subsequent trips to the USSR, the friendships he formed gave him unique insights about Soviet intellectuals concerned with the greater Iranian world. Life in Afghanistan and Persia (Iran) before the great changes that have transformed the area since the 1970s form a major part of this book. A much traveled Orientalist of the "old school," Frye's interaction with Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, Sadruddin Aga Khan, Bobojon Gafurov, Fikri Seljuki, Roman Ghirshman, Henry Corbin, as well as Nathan Pusey of Harvard, and various shapers of US policy toward Iran and Iranian Studies, are especially noteworthy. Personal matters are not forgotten, since some readers will wish to know how a boy from a small Midwestern town became so enamored with Iran and Central Asia that he devoted his life to investigating and explaining their history and cultures. These memoirs are not only a record of the past, but also of recent visits to old haunts that have evoked comments about the future of the Middle East and Central Asia."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History

Dear To My Heart

Author : Eugenia Irene
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110938219
Genre : Farmers
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Category: Farmers