The Force of Custom: Law and the Ordering of Everyday Life in Kyrgyzstan

The Force of Custom: Law and the Ordering of Everyday Life in Kyrgyzstan

by Judith Beyer

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ISBN-13: 9780822964209
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/07/2016
Series: Central Eurasia in Context Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Judith Beyer is professor of anthropology at the University of Konstanz, Germany. She is coauthor of Kirgistan: A Photoethnography of Talas and coeditor of Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xv

Notes on Naming, Addressing, and Fieldwork xxi

Introduction. Invoking Custom 3

Chapter 1 Histories of Legal Plurality 19

Chapter 2 Sealing Descent 36

Chapter 3 Imagining the State 60

Chapter 4 Performing Authority 82

Chapter 5 Buying and Paying Respect 112

Chapter 6 Taking and Giving Carpets 135

Chapter 7 Taming Custom 155

Conclusion Ordering Everyday Life in Kyrgystan 172

Notes 181

Glossary 205

Bibliography 211

Index 229

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