Re/Claiming Bishkek: Contestation and Activism in the City of Two Revolutions

In: Central Asian Affairs
Emil Nasritdinov Associate Professor, Anthropology, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan,

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Philipp Schröder Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Germany,

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In Kyrgyzstan, and especially in Bishkek, practices of social activism have been evolving and taken more meaningful and organized forms. Today, there are all kinds of activist groups and movements that are not simply struggling for resources, but feature solid ideological foundations and concrete visions. This introduction provides a brief overview of contemporary social activism in Bishkek.

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