Domesticating Youth : Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan Paperback
by Sophie Roche
Part of the Integration and Conflict Studies series
Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-a-vis other age groups.
Political scientists and historians have debated whether such a "youth bulge" increases the potential for conflict or whether it represents a chance to accumulate wealth and push forward social and technological developments.
This book introduces the discussion about youth bulge into social anthropology using Tajikistan, a post-Soviet country that experienced civil war in the 1990s, which is in the middle of such a demographic transition.
Sophie Roche develops a social anthropological approach to analyze demographic and political dynamics, and suggests a new way of thinking about social change in youth bulge societies.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 292 pages
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 31/05/2016
- Category: Age groups: adolescents
- ISBN: 9781785332128
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