`Don't Kill Me, I'm a Kyrgyz!': An Anthropological Analysis of Violence in the Osh Ethnic Conflict

  title={`Don't Kill Me, I'm a Kyrgyz!': An Anthropological Analysis of Violence in the Osh Ethnic Conflict},
  author={Valeriĭ Aleksandrovich Tishkov},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={133 - 149}
  • V. Tishkov
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Peace Research
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