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Economics: Pastoral Economics: Central Asia
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There has not been a specific study or report devoted to the involvement, contribution, or role of women in pastoral economies of Central Asia. Existing literature regarding the overall contribution of Central Asian women to the region's economy focuses on the sufferings of women in what is seen as a backward territory. Much of such work merely supports the Bolshevik campaign for the emancipation of Muslim women during the early Soviet period. The Turkmens, Kyrgyz, Karakalpaks, and Kazakhs of Ce…

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Hakim, Meryem, “Economics: Pastoral Economics: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0241b>
First published online: 2009

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