Changing Status of Women in Central Asia: A Comparative Study of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Changing Status of Women in Central Asia: A Comparative Study of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (Hardcover)

By Mukta Tanwar 
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9788121213448
No. of Pages: 286
Binding: Hardcover
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The present book critically observes the status of women in Central Asia after 1990's. The effects of Soviet legacy in the present context are also analyzed at extent. In contemporary transition period they are facing many problems including revival of religion, new democratic political order, capitalist economic system and traditional social system. These new changes have both negative and positive effects over the lives of women also. A modest attempt has been made to compare the differences in contemporary position of Kazakh and Uzbek women despite of their common USSR legacy and Islamic society. The relevance of this book can be judged both in the context of Islamic and Socialist Feminist theories and practices to understand patriarchal organization in Central Asian states. The streams of Socialist and Islamic Feminism are critically analyzed and further the way it made contribution in women's emancipation. Socialist feminism generally took every step in women emancipation in national interests rather than in women's interest. Though the book broadly deals with the position of women in Central Asia, but at the same time its focus is to study Kazakh and Uzbek women.

About The Author

Mukta Tanwar did her M.Phil on the topic Russia-India-China Triangle: An Appraisal from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra in 2007. She joined Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi for her doctoral studies and completed her Ph.D in 2011. The present book is based on her Ph.D thesis and this publication is financially supported by ICSSR, New Delhi. At present, she is working as Associate Consultant (Gender) in Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad, Panchkula where her key concern is to uplift the status of girl education in schools of Haryana. She is extremely enthused with the present government's Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao program. She is also a Nodal Officer of this program in the state. Besides, she has a very keen interest in Women and Gender Studies and International Relations. She also participated and presented papers in a number of seminars and conferences of her area study.


Foreword 9

Acknowledgements 13

Preface 15

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms 19

1. Introduction 21

2. Women in Central Asia: A Historical Background 45

Central Asian Women in Pre-Soviet Period 45

Central Asian Women in the Economic Structure of Pre-USSR Period 54

Central Asian Women in the Political Structure of Pre-USSR Period 57

Central Asian Women in the USSR 60

Status of Central Asian Women in the Constitutional Structure of USSR 61

Status of Central Asian Women in the Social Structure of USSR 63

Status of Central Asian Women in the Educational Structure of USSR 69

Status of Central Asian Women in the Cultural Structure of USSR 72

Status of Central Asian Women in the Economic Structure of USSR 73

Status of Central Asian Women in Political System of USSR 79

3. Comparative Positions of Women in Contemporary Kazakh and Uzbek Societies 91

Women Education in Contemporary Central Asia 98

Women's Political Participation in Contemporary Central Asia 100

Economic Status of Women in Contemporary Central Asia 103

Alcohol and Drugs 107

Human Trafficking 110

Human Trafficking in Central Asia 111

Bride Kidnapping 114

Domestic Violence 115

Structure of Kazakh Society 120

Tradition, Culture and Family 123

Mother, Childcare and Education 125

Healthcare 128

Structure of Uzbek Society 130

Tradition, Culture and Family 133

Healthcare in Uzbekistan 136

Women and Education 138

4. Changing Position of Women in Market Economy: Comparison of Kazakh and Uzbek Women 143

Women in Kazakh Economic System 144

Women in Uzbek Economic System 155

5. Gender and State Policies in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan 173

Kazakh Women in the Constitutional Framework 174

Uzbek Women in Constitutional Framework 179

Kazakh Women in International Framework 186

Uzbek Women in International Framework 192

Kazakh Women in Institutional Framework 196

Uzbek Women in Institutional Framework 205

Kazakh Women in State Policy Framework 212

Uzbek Women in the Framework of State Policy 218

Changing Policies for Women from Soviet to Post-Soviet Period 225

Notes 230

6. Conclusion 231

Appendices 241

Bibliography 257

Index 279"

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Title: Changing Status of Women in Central Asia: A Comparative Study of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Author: Mukta Tanwar
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9788121213448
No. of Pages: 286
Binding: Hardcover


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