Secularism & Islam in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

Discussion of Maria Louw's chapter: "Being Muslim the ironic way: Secularism, religion and irony in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan"

Thursday, January 23, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

This chapter comes from the book: 
Varieties of Secularism in Asia: Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual edited by Nils Ole Bubandt and Martijn van Beek (2012, Routledge).

The introduction to this volume "Varieties of Secularism - in Asia and in Theory" by Bubandt and van Beek is optional reading for those with interest.  


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