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dc.contributor.authorBeller-Hann, Ildikoeng
dc.contributor.authorSharshenova, Raushaneng
dc.date.issued2011-03eng
dc.descriptionThe paper is organized along two axes. First, it identifies a classic "Trickster" figure set in modern Kyrgyz history, ranging from the period of the last decades of Russian rule to early Soviet times. It will be shown how in the wake of major social upheavals, Central Asian oral tradition mobilizes the figure of the Trickster to demonstrate the ambiguities of everyday life at times of rapid political and social transformation. Second, the materials presented illuminate more general processes of cultural production and entextualization in socialist and postsocialist Central Asia. It will be argued that the Soviet and the Kyrgyz states at times deploy very similar strategies to pursue overlapping goals of identity-building. Shifting strategies aimed at supporting different state projects can be recognized in the meta-folklore of a text corpus taken from Kyrgyz oral tradition. Since the text corpus is available as printed materials, we see it as being situated at the interface of oral and written realms (Goody 1993).eng
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dc.format.extent54 pageseng
dc.identifier.citationOral Tradition, 26/1 (2011): 71-124.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/65230
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.titleCrossing boundaries, breaking rules : Continuity and social transformation in trickster tales from central Asiaeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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