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Podcast: Entwinements of Islam and Modernity in Central Asia

John Schoeberlein, Harvard University

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Duration: 53:12

UCLA Program on Central Asia
Religions of the Silk Road Lecture Series

April 7, 2011, UCLA

Entwinements of Islam and Modernity in Central Asia

This talk examines the ways that Islam has come into interaction with modernity. It takes the long view, with some attention to the tsarist and early Soviet periods, but most attention to the late Soviet period and the time since independence. It will look at the ideas and social processes that affect change in Islam which emanate from discourses within Islam, from the changing social environment, and from the Soviet and post-Soviet states with their political agendas regarding Islam.