Learning to Become Turkmen: Literacy, Language, and Power, 1914-2014

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Price
$66.00
Publisher
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publish Date
Pages
302
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822964636

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About the Author

Victoria Clement is a regional analyst for Professional Solutions at the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning at Marine Corps University whose research focuses on Central Asia and Turkey, with an emphasis on Turkmenistan. She is a former research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC, and former professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Clement is a founding member of the Central Eurasian Studies Society.

Reviews

"Learning to Become Turkmen is unique in several respects. There are very few books in English on the history of Turkmens and Turkmenistan, and no other book-length treatment of its language and culture. Clement does an excellent job of broadening the analysis to make it relevant to scholars beyond the handful of 'Turkmenologists' in Western academia."
--Adrienne Lynn Edgar, University of California, Santa Barbara, author of Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan

"Victoria Clement's account of 'the concepts of modernity, power, identity,
and literacy' among Turkmenistan's diverse population since the early-twentieth
century offers a rare insight. Aspirations to modernity in its nationalist, Soviet, and
post-Soviet iterations define the historical and contemporary transformations that
she explores."
--Mustafa Tuna, Slavic Review