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Blood Ties and the Native Son: Poetics of Patronage in Kyrgyzstan
Author: Aksana Ismailbekova Category: Culture, Kyrgyzstan, Politics Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 2017 Language: English Link to Publisher

A pioneering study of kinship, patronage, and politics in Central Asia, Blood Ties and the Native Son tells the story of the rise and fall of Rahim, an influential and powerful patron in rural northern Kyrgyzstan, and of how his relations with clients and kin shaped the economic and social life of the region.