The Ersari Türkmen of Afghanistan : some aspects of social and economic organization and change in a central Asian Türkic society
This thesis is a study of the socio-economic organization and change of the Ersari Tlirkmen, a little known people of Northern Afghanistan. They live in Afghan Turkistan, a region which is ethnically very mixed and where members of many different tribal and linguistic groups are in competition for scarce resources. Ersari ethnicity and tribal identity are constructed in terms of language, religion(Sunni Islam) and a patrilineal genealogy which links them with the founding TUrkmen...[Show more]
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