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Gendered Ethnicity: On the Discursive Limits of National Identity
Swedish Defence University.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis provides a feminist perspective on the inter-ethnic conflict between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan. The empirical data for the analysis consists of reports describing the conflict and from interviews conducted in the region in the spring of 2016. The concept discourse is used both as theory and method, in order to analyze how hegemonic identities related to ethnicity and gender can be both reiterated and challenged. The thesis recommends alternative methodological approaches including the object of research, in order to construct knowledge relevant to local conditions. This field study suggests that a feminist perspective on the inter-ethnic conflict in the southern region of Kyrgyzstan is necessary for obtaining a perspective on security which is valid for both men and women. Moreover, women’s passive position in the nationalist narrative may provide a valuable perspective on conflict prevention and reconciliation processes due to inter-ethnic conflict.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
identity, nationalism, gender, discourse, Kyrgyzstan, ethnicity, conflict, Central Asia
National Category
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6348DiVA: diva2:1051139
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Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och säkerhet (Master's programme in Politics and War)
Educational program
Master's programme in Politics and War
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Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2016-12-13Bibliographically approved

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