Uyghur Conceptions of Family and Society : Habits of the Uyghur Heart

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Electronic)9781315222806
ISBN (Print)9780415789370
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies on Ethnicity in Asia
PublisherRoutledge
Volume3

Abstract

Contributing to existing literature on ethnic studies in China, this book is a study of minority subjective experiences in China, using Uyghur Muslims as a case study. By examining Uyghur conceptions of family and society, it investigates whether or not ethnic minorities are culturally capable of understanding and internalizing global norms on equality, community, citizenship, trust, justice and wellbeing. Specifically, it empirically examines Uyghur perceptions of issues such as spousal relations, parenting, community engagement and life satisfaction. Using data gathered from fieldwork in Ürümchi, the author is able to show that there is in fact a high degree of Uyghur conformity to global norms on family and society. In the contemporary context of an Islamic revival and a recent resurgence of Uyghur nationalism, the evidence presented in this book is particularly important to the understanding of the Uyghur ethnic group and other minorities in the region.

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Uyghur Conceptions of Family and Society : Habits of the Uyghur Heart. / ZANG, Xiaowei.

Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017. (Routledge Studies on Ethnicity in Asia ; Vol. 3).

Research output: Scholarly Books, Monographs, Reports and Case Studies (RGC: 11, 13, 14, 48, 49)11_Research book or monograph (Author)Not applicablepeer-review