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Afghanistan and Central Asia Research Information

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Book Reviews

A Bibliography of Afghanistan, by Keith McLachlan & William Whittaker, Iranian Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2/3 (1989), pp. 179-181. PDF | Word

Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan, by G. Whitney Azoy, American Ethnologist, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Feb., 1984), pp. 196-198. PDF | Word

Central Asia: History, Politics and Culture, by Riazul Islam, Kazi A. Kadir and Javed Husain (eds.), Islamic Studies 40:2 (2001) pp. 315–367. PDF (version1) | PDF (version2) | Word

Cultural Policy in Afghanistan, by Shafie Rahel, Leonardo, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Spring, 1978), p. 160. PDF | Word

Drugs in Afghanistan: Opium, Outlaws and Scorpion Tales, by David MacDonald, The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, Volume 23, No 1 (Fall, 2008). PDF | Word

Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier, by David B. Edwards, American Ethnologist, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Aug., 1999), pp. 747-749. PDF | Word

Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan, by Olivier Roy, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Aug., 1989), pp. 412-415. PDF | Word

"Islam and the District Paradigm," by Akbar S. Ahmed, Current Anthropology, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Feb., 1983), pp. 84-85. PDF | Word

"King Aman-Allah of Afghanistan’s Failed Nation-Building Project and its Aftermath," review of Religious Response to Social Change in Afghanistan 1919–29: King Aman-Allah and the Afghan Ulama, by Senzil K. Nawid; and Kabul Under Siege: Fayz Muhammad's Account of the 1929 Uprising, by Robert D. McChesney, Iranian Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4, December 2005. PDF

Pasture and Politics: Economics, Conflict and Ritual Among Shahsevan Nomads of Northwestern Iran, by Richard Tapper, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 16 (1), 1982, pp. 76-77. PDF | Word

The Middle East: An Anthropological Approach, by Dale F. Eickelman, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 19 (1), 1985, pp. 52-54. PDF | Word

The Subtlest Battle: Islam in Soviet Tajikistan, by Muriel Atkin, Bulletin of the Association for the Advancement of Central Asian Research, Vol. 4 (2), Fall 1991, pp. 17-19. PDF | Word

Traditional Architecture of Afghanistan, by Stanley Hallet and Rafi Samizay, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 15, 1981, pp. 46-47. PDF | Word

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M. Nazif Shahrani is a Professor of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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