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Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2016, no. 12

 

ISLAM ON THE TERRITORY OF THE FORMER SOVIET EMPIRE: A Review of STÉPHANE A. DUDOIGNONCHRISTIAN NOACK (eds.), ALLAH’S KOLKHOZES: MIGRATION, DE-STALINISATION, PRIVATISATION AND THE NEW MUSLIM CONGREGATIONS IN THE SOVIET REALM (1950s — 2000s). Berlin: Klaus Schwartz Verlag, 2014, 541 pp., maps, photographs, indices, bibliographies

Alfrid Bustanov

European University at St Petersburg
3 Gagarinskaya Str., St Petersburg, Russia
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Summary: This review covers important research, based on rich archival and field work, on the history of the Muslim communities of the former Soviet Union. The main message of the authors is a connection between the economic development of rural communities and the processes of re-Islamisation. The reviewer draws attention to possibilities for further study in the field.

Keywords: Islam in the Soviet Union, kolkhozes, re-Islamisation, political Islam.

To cite: Bustanov A., 'Islam on the Territory of the Former Soviet Empire: A Review of Stéphane A. Dudoignon, Christian Noack (eds.), Allah’s Kolkhozes: Migration, De-Stalinisation, Privatisation and the New Muslim Congregations in the Soviet Realm (1950s — 2000s). Berlin: Klaus Schwartz Verlag, 2014, 541 pp., maps, photographs, indices, bibliographies', Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2016, no. 12, pp. 282–285.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/eng012/bustanov.pdf