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Learn how the Soviet desire for a more centralized approach to the economy and government in Central Asia gave the local actors the excuse they needed to implement their own reformist and nationalist policies. Learn how they redefined identities, languages, and borders along the way, and created modern Central Asian nation-states.

How to Support Stop Cop City:

Stop Cop City provides a number of opportunities to support the effort to stop Cop City.

List of corporations, universities, and key stakeholders that are funding cop city

Sign the Solidarity Petition

Hannah Riley’s fantastic thread on what the Atlanta Mayor and City Council can and cannot do (although just follow their account @/hannahcrileyy, they’re amazing)


Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid

“Personal Experiences of Nationality and Power in Soviet Kazakhstan 1917-1953” by Maria Blackwood

“The History of the Alash Movement in the Context of the “Empire of Positive Action”” by Khazretali Tursun, Nasuh Gumus, Kanat Bazarbayev, Gulzhamal Zhorayeva, Samat Kurmanalin

Central Asia: A New History by Adeeb Khalid

Soviet and National Kyrgyzstan: Local Agency and State-Building in Central Asia
1918-1940 by Zhanara Almazbekova

Despite Cultures: Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan by Botakoz Kassymbekova

Speaking Soviet with an Accent: Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan by Ali Igmen

Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia by Douglas Northrop


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