Russia's Muslim Frontiers

Russia’s Muslim Frontiers

New Directions in Cross-Cultural Analysis
Edited by Dale F. Eickelman
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/1/1993
Format: paper 0 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20823-1
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“Readers will find fresh and thought-provoking studies: the differing approaches of the U.S. and the [former] Soviet Union to Middle East policy, Central Asia, and South Asia . . . provide grounds for self-criticism and the exploration of new directions.” —John L. Esposito

“. . . recommended highly for its expert analyses of political Islam.” —Journal of Third World Studies

Russian, Central Asian, and American scholars appraise recent political and religious developments among Russia’s Muslim neighbors.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Note on Transliteration

Introduction: The Other orientalist Crisis
Dale F. Eickelman

Part I: International and Regional Perspectives

I. United States Middle East Policy in the Cold War Era
Richard W. Cottam
II. Soviet Policy in Middle East: A Practitioner’s Interpretation
Georgy M. Korniyenko

Part II: Central Asia
III. Central Asia’s Political Crisis
Martha Brill Olcott
IV. Islam versus Communism: The Experience of Coexistence
Alexei V. Malashenko
V. Islamic Revivalism In Uzbekistan
Abdujabar Abduvakhitov

Part III: Afghanistan and Iran
VI. The Afghan Revolution: A Failed Experiment
Victor G. Korgun
VII. Words in the Balance: The Poetics of Political Dissent in Afghanistan
David B. Edwards
VIII. Reimagined Internal Frontiers: Tribes and Nationalism-Bakhtiyari and Kurds
Gene R. Garthwaite

Part IV: Pakistan
IX. Islam and the State in Pakistan
Vyacheslav Ya. Belokrenitsky
X. The Islamization of Welfare in Pakistan
Dimitri B. Novossyolov
XI. Islamization in Pakistan: The Sayyid and the Dancer
Richard Kurin

Conclusion: The Limits of Expert Knowledge
Muhammad Khalid Masud

Notes of Contributors
Index