RESULTS: 11 books found

01 August 2015 | BOOK
Kyrgyz Herders of Soviet Uzbekistan
This book describes the socio-economic history, cultural experience and identity of a group of Kyrgyz herders who worked on collective farms in Soviet Uzbekistan in the second half of the 20th century. It tells the story of the herders and their families, who, for more than 50 years, led a semi-nomadic life, wintering on the collective farms in the Fergana Valley and summering in the highjailoos or summer pastures of the Chatkal and Fergana mountain ranges of Central Asia. 

01 August 2015 | BOOK
Respect Graces the Living, Lamentation Graces the Dead
This book presents a comprehensive ethnographic study of the singing of koshok (funeral lamentations) among elderly Kyrgyz women. Koshok is one of the oldest and most enduring genres of Kyrgyz oral poetry. The book includes koshok texts recorded by the author in different regions of Kyrgyzstan in 2003, 2011 and 2013, categorised according to theme and topic. It also includes descriptions of the author’s research methodology and a rare glimpse into the experiences of recording this sensitive ritual. 

14 January 2015 | BOOK
Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan
A Kyrgyz cemetery seen from a distance is astonishing. The ornate domes and minarets, tightly clustered behind stone walls, seem at odds with this desolate mountain region. Islam, the prominent religion in the region since the twelfth century, discourages tombstones or decorative markers. However, elaborate Kyrgyz tombs combine earlier nomadic customs with Muslim architectural forms. During the Soviet period, enamel portraits of the deceased were attached to the monuments, adding yet another dimension. In contrast to these elaborate and specific adornments, the cemeteries are overgrown with weeds and unmaintained, since maintaining the graves of the dead is not a Kyrgyz custom.

03 October 2014 | BOOK
Cost-Benefit Analysis Guide
Cost-benefit analysis is a standard methodology used in assessing central and local government expenditures on programmes, projects and policy.

30 May 2013 | BOOK
English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public and Economic Policy, Administration and Trade
This glossary is a unique resource for Central Asia, bringing together, in Russian and English, concepts and terms used in public policy, policy analysis, economic policy, international trade and economics to facilitate understanding and clarity by actors in government, universities and civil society. 

12 May 2012 | BOOK
Kyrgyz-Russian-English Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public Finance & Budget Process
The Kyrgyz-Russian-English Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Public Finance and Budget Process contains more than 450 key terms and concepts relevant to public finance.

21 December 2011 | BOOK
Herders' Manual for Western Pamir
Editors: Rahim, Inam; Maselli, Daniel
Contributors: Kadyrov, Tura; Radjabov, Farkhod; Shamsiev, Abromirzo; Abdulloev, Ubaidullo; Kodirov, Kobiljon; Toshpulotov, Mukhamadi; Navruzshoev, Dovutsho; Aknazarov, Khudodod; Rahim, Inam
21 December 2011
Available in English, Tajik and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

19 October 2011 | BOOK
Herders' Manual for Kyrgyzstan
Editors: Rahim, Inam; Maselli, Daniel
Contributors: Abdurasulov, Yrysbek; Abdurasulov, Abdugani; Pak, Vladimir; Kasymbekov, Joldoshbek; Kuldanbaev, Nurbek; Rahim, Inam
19 October 2011
Available English, Kyrgyz and Russian.
Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia

03 October 2011 | BOOK
Kyrgyz Küüs: Analysis,Thoughts, and Opinions (Volumes I and II)
This fundamental two-volume work Kïrgïz küülörü:Iliktöölör, oylor, pikirler (Kyrgyz Küüs Analysis,Thoughts, and Opinions) is written by well-known Kyrgyz ethnomusicologist Asan Kaybïlda uulu.

06 June 2011 | BOOK
English-Russian Glossary of Terms and Concepts in Policy Analysis, Public Administration and Public Economics
by Oleksandr Kiliievych, ISBN 978-9967-25-338-4, xxx+484pp. (paperback) The glossary is the first publication of its kind in the Russian language. It defines some 2,500 terms and concepts and cites examples of their usage in authoritative texts. Over 130 sources are used. In addition, there is an English - Russian, Russian - English dictionary of over 3,000 terms. The extensive preface discusses some of the difficult terminological issues. Oleksandr Kiliievych, is associate professor in the Department of Economic Policy, National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine, and association professor in the Department of Economic Theory, National University ‘Kyivo-Mohyla’ Academy. To order copies, please contact: Elena Bosler-Guseva:

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