National Identity between Tradition and Reflexive Modernisation: The Contradictions of Central Asia

  title={National Identity between Tradition and Reflexive Modernisation: The Contradictions of Central Asia},
  author={Andrew N. Phillips and Paul James},
  journal={National Identities},
  pages={23 - 35}
Central Asia, one of the most understudied areas in the world, is currently going through the upheavals of modernisation and nation formation. Arguing against the one-dimensional modernist conclusion that this process was arrested during the Soviet period, the article sets out to explore the complex weave of historical continuity and discontinuity in the formation of national identity in the new states. It argues against the notion that national identity involves the necessary dissolution of… 
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