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Gesture, Gender, Nation free pdf The national dancers of Uzbekistan are almost always female. In a society that has been Muslim for nearly seven hundred years, why and how did unveiled female dancers become a beloved national icon during the Soviet period? Also, why has their popularity continued after the Uzbek republic became independent? The author argues that dancers, as symbolic "girls" or unmarried females in the Uzbek kinship system, are effective mediators between extended kin groups, and the Uzbek nation-state. The female dancing body became a "tabula rasa" upon which the state inscribed, and reinscribed, constructions of "Uzbek" nationalism.

About Mary Masayo Doi

MARY MASAYO DOI is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College.

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Author : Mary Masayo Doi
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 November 2001
ISBN : 0897898257
EAN : 9780897898256
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . The national dancers of Uzbekistan are almost always female. In a society that has been Muslim for nearly seven hundred years, why and how did unveiled female dancers become a beloved national icon