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Contents

List of Maps, Figures and Tables

Foreword: The Construction of Life Phases and Some Facts of Life
Günther Schlee

Acknowledgements
Notes on Transliteration and Usage

Introduction: Youth (Bulge) and Conflict

Chapter 1. Placing the Field Sites in Their Context – A Demographic History
Chapter 2. ‘Why Didn’t You Take a Side?’ –The Emergence of Youth Categories, Institutions and Groups
Chapter 3. ‘Siblings are as Different as the Five Fingers of a Hand’ – Developmental Cycle of Domestic Groups and Siblingship
Chapter 4. ‘The Gift of Youth’ – Workers, Religious Actors and Migrants
Chapter 5. ‘The only Thing in Life that Makes you Feel like a King’ – Marriage as an Indicator of Social and Demographic Changes
Chapter 6. ‘Youth are our Future’ – The State’s Youth Categories Challenged by Youth

Conclusion: The Dynamics of Youth Bulge as a Question of Domestication

Appendix
Glossary of Selected Terms
Bibliography
Index

Domesticating Youth

Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan

Sophie Roche
Foreword by G√ľnther Schlee

292 pages, 21 illus., 8 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-262-1 Hb Published (March 2014)

ISBN  978-1-78533-212-8 Pb Published (May 2016)

eISBN 978-1-78238-263-8 eBook