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Colonialism and Social Identities in Flux: Class, Caste, and Religious Community

Rosalind O’Hanlon

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter offers an overview of key long-term processes of social and economic change associated with the coming of colonialism in India, and stresses the regional contexts which played such a ... More


Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation

Andrew M. Smith II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861101
eISBN:
9780199332717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In social, economic, and cultural terms, the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire was vastly complex, and it has fueled considerable debate among scholars concerning the nature of the interactions ... More


Violence, Flight, and Hunger: The Sino-Kazakh Border and the Kazakh Famine

Sarah Cameron

in Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199945566
eISBN:
9780199392605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945566.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

In 1928, Stalin launched a series of brutal modernization programs in Kazakhstan. During this upheaval, more than 200,000 people fled Kazakhstan to Xinjiang, a strategic, Muslim-majority province in ... More


Rise and Fall of the Blooming Desert: The Self-Sufficiency Illusion

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The decades after World War II witnessed a steady rise in irrigation and mechanization of agriculture, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Sedentarization, land distribution, and control of water were ... More


Authority and Solidarity

Harry Walker

in Under a Watchful Eye: Self, Power, and Intimacy in Amazonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273597
eISBN:
9780520954212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273597.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how group solidarity emerges in relation to authority and transformations of personal identity and experience. A discussion of naming practices is followed by an analysis of ... More


Nomads under Siege: Kazakhstan and the Launch of Forced Collectivization

Sarah Cameron

in The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730436
eISBN:
9781501730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730436.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter scrutinizes the Soviet regime’s launch of forced collectivization in Kazakhstan, showing how collectivization was accompanied by a broader assault on Kazakhs’ nomadic culture and ... More


Bedouin Tribes in Contemporary Syria: Alternative Perceptions of Authority, Management, and Control

Dawn Chatty

in Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264925
eISBN:
9780190638573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264925.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Although there is little, if any, documentation regarding tribes in the public domain in Syria post the Mandate Era (1920-1943), both the French and British authorities were particularly concerned ... More


Sedentarization and Changing Contours of Religious Identities: The Case of the Pastoral Van Gujjars of the Himalayas

Alok Kumar Pandey and R. Siva Prasad

in Religion and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199467785
eISBN:
9780199087631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467785.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the forced resettlement of nomadic pastoralists and other forest-dwelling communities as a consequence of scientific forest conservation through the declaration of ‘Protected ... More


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