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Her current research focuses on the politics of culture and political communication, primarily in Central Asia. Mapping Central Asia identifies the trends, attitudes, and ideas that are key to structuring the Central Asia-South Asia axis in the coming decade. It will be of interest to scholars in the field of water and environmental politics and Central Asian Studies. The countries and areas explored share a great deal in historical and cultural terms, including a legacy of colonial and neo-colonial encounters and predominantly Judeo-Muslim religious traditions. It provides a distinctive and timely perspective on this vital part of the world.

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It is hoped that the volume will contribute ultimately to a richer understanding of the role that music plays in these societies. Events, relationships, gestures, spatial units and objects produced, conveyed and interpreted meaning. This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres and countries. While the analytical focus is placed on state power, the book demonstrates that hegemonic and counter-hegemonic tactics represent the ways in which power is wielded and observed. Read more relationships, gestures, spatial units and objects produced, conveyed and interpreted meaning.

He argues that the intimate correlation between the concepts of power and hegemony can offer key insights to the analysis and understanding of transboundary water relations. Cummings teaches at the University of St. Subjects Description With the collapse of communism, post-communist societies scrambled to find meaning to their new independence. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies. Discourses of power in the region centre on some of the most contested social issues, most notably in relation to nationhood, gender and religion.

Water is an irreplaceable and transient resource, which crosses political boundaries in the form of rivers, lakes, and groundwater aquifers. Central Asia was no exception. This book analyses the role of state power in transboundary water relations. However, most of its inhabitants are pre-eminently concerned with familial and local affairs.