Education, youth and Islam: the growing popularity of private religious lessons in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

@article{Stephan2010EducationYA,
  title={Education, youth and Islam: the growing popularity of private religious lessons in Dushanbe, Tajikistan},
  author={Manja Stephan},
  journal={Central Asian Survey},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={469 - 483}
}
  • Manja Stephan
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Sociology
  • Central Asian Survey
This article attempts to explain the growing popularity of private religious lessons in urban Tajikistan from a cross-generational perspective. By instilling discipline and good ‘morals’, religious lessons serve as a powerful tool to socialize adolescent and morally vulnerable urban youth into the established social order. The increasing demand for religious instruction on the part of Muslim parents not only reflects the growing importance of Islam in Tajikistan, but also highlights the… 
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