Financial Support Obligation in Kyrgyz Kinship Networks

Date: 07 February 2013
Location: UCA Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Other languages: Русский язык |

Speaker: Altyn Kapalova
Date: 7 February 2013, 4 pm
Venue: University of Central Asia, 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Conference Room.

Financial obligation in Kyrgyz society include a system of compulsory monetary contributions from immediate and extended family members at funerals, weddings, or when a person is facing health issues.  The presentation will include findings from a study of the systems through which financial and material support obligations are fulfilled within kinship networks in contemporary Kyrgyz society.  The context of contemporary Kyrgyz society will be discussed, including the impact of religion, migration and changing socio-economic circumstances on these kinship systems. Findings from fieldwork conducted in 2011 in Issyk-Kul and Naryn provinces of Kyrgyzstan, will be presented, providing insight into this important component of Kyrgyz kinship networks and society. 

Please RSVP to with your name and affiliation. Please indicate if you require Russian translation.

Altyn Kapalova is pursuing her Candidate of Science degree at the Department of Ethnology of the Kyrgyz National Academy of Science.  She was awarded the Fellowship of the Central Asia and Caucasus Research and Training Initiative (CARTI) and interned at the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, USA in the spring of 2012. Ms. Kapalova has worked as a senior research specialist at the Gapar Aitiev National Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek, and is currently a faculty member at Kyrgyz National University of Transport, Construction and Architecture. 
The presentation will be conducted in Russian. English translation is provided upon prior request.

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