New book on Islam in Tajikistan/Central Asia – Transforming Tajikistan: State-Building and Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

Dear all,

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book on religious revival in Central Asia.
 
Transforming Tajikistan: State-Building and Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia
by Helene Thibault
This book demonstrates how Soviet structures in Tajikistan have been transformed into state structures, and how national identities are formed. Helene Thibault focuses on the differences between secular nationhood in Tajikistan, and an increasingly popular and influential `born-again’ Muslim identity. Featuring extensive and original primary-source material, including 12 months of ethnographic fieldwork, Thibault demonstrates the profound and lasting influence of Soviet power structures and attitudes, and how secular and religious identities clash when building a new state in the region.
Available here with 30% discount that I can provide to you.