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Migration: Regional: Central Asia
(1,560 words)

The end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries witnessed what seemed to be unprecedented waves of migration into and out of the newly independent republics of Central Asia. Media reports about the politically, socially, and economically destabilizing potential of the massive movements of populations were and continue to be frequent. After decades of very limited access to Central Asian societies for Western academics, they too were attracted to what appeared to be demog…

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Droeber, Julia, “Migration: Regional: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0274b>
First published online: 2009



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