Defining Place and People in Afghanistan

  title={Defining Place and People in Afghanistan},
  author={Nigel J. R. Allan},
  journal={Post-Soviet Geography and Economics},
  pages={545 - 560}
  • N. Allan
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Post-Soviet Geography and Economics
A geographer specializing in the human geography of South and Central Asia's mountainous regions explores the highly variable territorial and human content of Afghanistan, seen through its formation in the 19th and 20th centuries and shifting notions of a frontier between Central and South Asia. Considerable attention is focused on ethnic groups, as popular definitions of Afghanistan's ethnic groups and their spatial organization reflect biased Western notions of ethnicity. The geographical… Expand
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