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Society and Culture in Central Eurasia - JTM072
Anglický název: Society and Culture in Central Eurasia
Zajišťuje: Katedra ruských a východoevropských studií (23-KRVS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 9
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:4/0, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neomezen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: distanční
Způsob výuky: distanční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: doc. Adrian Brisku, Ph.D.
Vyučující: doc. Adrian Brisku, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses not for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (10.09.2023)
The course aims to familiarize students to often neglected issues of Central Eurasian societies and their cultures. The collapse of the Soviet communist ideology and its secular and modernising imperatives, and the processes of opening up to new opportunities or returning to repressed identities, customs and values, have changed the cultural and societal landscape of this region. Making sense of some of the key aspects these cultural and societal legacies and changes is key for understanding local politics and cultural behaviours.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (10.09.2023)

1) To introduce students with the overlapping and contrasting traditional and contemporary cultural and societal customs in the wider region of Central Eurasia

2) To explain the driving ideological and societal forces that impede or foster such customs and attitudes

3) To generate new analysis and comparisons on existing or/or reoccurring themes 

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Sára Lochmanová (05.10.2023)

Student evaluation is scaled from A (Excellent) to F (Fail) in accordance with Dean’s Decree No. 17/2018 (https://www.fsv.cuni.cz/opatreni-dekanky-c-172018). 
Course evaluation consists of direct instruction (0.5 credits) mid-term test (3 credits), position papers (2.5 credits), final research paper (3 credits). For the test and position papers the students must get at least grade E to pass the course.

More in SMĚRNICE S_SO_002: Organizace zkouškových termínů, kontrol studia a užívání klasifikace A–F na FSV UK.

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (10.09.2023)

Required Literature

ASLAN, E., An Endless War: The Russian-Chechen Conflict in Perspective. Bern: Peter Lang, 2007.

BIARD, Aurélie, The religious factor in the reification of “neo-ethnic” identities in Kyrgyzstan, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 38, No. 3 (2010), pp. 323-335.

BÖRZEl, Tanja A - PAMUK, Yasemin, Pathologies of Europeanisation: Fighting Corruption in the Southern Caucasus, West European Politics, Vol. 35, No. 1, (2012), pp. 79-97.

BRAM, Chen - GAMMER, Moshe, Radical Islamism, Traditional Islam and Ethno-Nationalism in the Northern Caucasus, Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 49, No. 2 (2013), pp. 296-337

COENE, F., The Caucasus: An Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2009.

COLETTE, H., Seductive Consumption. The influence of pornography on marital sexual demands in Tajikistan. In OMOKARO, Françoise Grange – FENNEKE Reysoo, Chic, chèque, choc. Transactions autour des corps et stratégies amoureuses contemporaires. Berne - Geneve: DDC-Commission suisse pour l’UNESCO - IHEID, 2007.

COOLEY, Alexander - SHARMAN, J.C., Blurring the line between licit and illicit: transnational corruption networks in Central Asia and beyond, Central Asian Survey, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2015), pp. 11-28.

ESENOVA, S., Soviet Nationality, Identity, and Ethnicity in Central Asia: Historic Narratives and Kazakh Ethnic Identity, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 22, Issue 1, 2002, pp. 11-38

FILETTI, Andrea, Religiosity in the South Caucasus: searching for an underlying logic of religion’s impact on political attitudes, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2014), pp. 219-238.

HALBACH, Uwe, Islam in the North Caucasus, Archives de sciences sociales des religions, No. 115 (julliet - septembre 2001). 

HOLLAND, Edward C., Economic Development and Subsidies in the North Caucasus, Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 63, No. 1 (2016), pp. 50-61.

KAMM, Elke, Women and honour in the Republic of Georgia About bride kidnapping and ‘revirginisation,’ a research note.

KAMP, Marianne, Gender Ideals and Income Realities: Discourses about Labour and Gender in Uzbekistan, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 33, Issue 3 (September 2005), pp. 403-422.

MALYUCHENKO, Irina. Labour Migration from Central Asia to Russia: Economic and Social Impact on the Societies of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Central Asian Security Policy Brief, OSCE Academy, Bishkek, February 2015

MATSUZATO, Kimitaka - DANIELYAN, Stepan, Faith or Tradition: the Armenian Apostolic Church and Community-Building in Armenia and Nagorny Karabakh, Religion, State and Society, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2013), pp. 18-34.

OMELICHEVA, Mariya Y., Islam and power legitimation: instrumentalisation of religion in Central Asian States, Contemporary Politics Vol. 22, No. 2 (2016), pp. 144-163.

PEYROUSE, Sebastien, Russian Minority in Central Asia: Migration, Politics, and Language. Kennan Institute occasional paper, 2008.

RATELLE, Jean-Francois - ASLAN, Emil A., Retaliation in Rebellion: The Missing Link to Explaining Insurgent Violence in Dagestan, Terrorism and Political Violence, 2015.

ROCHE, S., A sound family for a healthy nation: motherhood in Tajik national politics and society, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 44, No. 2, (2016) pp. 207-224.

ROY, O., The New Central Asia. The Creation of Nations. New York: New York University Press, 2005, p. 1-25 (Introduction)

SABEDASHVILI, T., Gender and Politics in the South Caucasus, Caucasus Analytical DigestNo2130 November 2010.

SCHATZ, E., Reconceptualizing clans: Kinship networks and statehood in Kazakhstan, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 33, No. 2 (2005), pp. 231-254. 

SOKIRIANSKAIA, E., Families and clans in Ingushetia and Chechnya. A fieldwork report, Central Asian Survey, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2005, pp. 453-467.

The Transformation of Central Asia. States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence. In LUONG, P. J., Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004, pp. 1-26.

VIRGINIA, M., Law and Custom in the Steppe. The Kazakhs of the Middle Horde and Russian Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century. London: Routledge, 2001, pp. 87-155.


Suggested Literature:

De WAAL, Thomas, The Caucasus: An Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2010.

HIRO, Dilip, Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iran. Overlook Duckworth, 2009.   

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (27.09.2023)

1) Prior and independent readings by students based also on the use of study support

2) Discussions and interpretations of key themes weekly (at an individual level) (every three weeks a position paper [one page long to be sumitted]

3) Testing the acquired knowledge through a ten, open-ended questions in a mid-term exam (week 7)

4) Testing new analytical knowledge acquired through a 3000-word research paper (to be be submitted by January 15)

The first week which starts on 6 October at 17:00 Prague time, until 19:50, will be held online via MS Teams at the link below,


Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (10.09.2023)

1) Caucasus identities

2) Gender and society in the Caucasus

3) Family and kinship in the North Caucasus

4) Religion and society in the Caucasus

5) Blood-feuds and the culture of retaliation in the Caucasus

6) Central Asian identities

7) Family and kinship in Central Asian societies

8) Gender, marriages and inter-gender relation in Central Asian societies

9) Religion and society in Central Asia

10) Migration and its impact on Central Asian societies

11) Corruption within Central Eurasian societies

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