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BATYRS IN THE NATION-BUILDING IN KAZAKHSTAN

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dc.contributor.author Rakhymzhanov, Arlan
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-21T06:44:52Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-21T06:44:52Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Arlan Rakhymzhanov (2022). Batyrs in the nation-building in Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev University, Nur-sultan, Kazakhstan en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/6289
dc.description.abstract In this research, I analyze the role of batyr images in the nation-building process in contemporary Kazakhstan. In particular, I focus on the batyrs as ideological personages who previously were considered historical figures and literary heroes. I demonstrate how the government instrumentalized the batyr images, which position batyrs as defenders of the Kazakh state and Kazakh people through the idea of uninterrupted continuity of Kazakh sovereignty. After a thorough analysis of different approaches to nation-building in Kazakhstan, I argue that batyr commemoration is a part of a recent trend in the Kazakh ethnonational way of nation-building. Similarly, I show the development of the batyr cult in pre-modern times. After considering the nineteenth-century ethnographic sources, folklore works, and the Soviet period of batyr commemoration, I show how the batyr cult changed over time. Additionally, I consider three main levels involved in the nation-building and batyr reimagination process in Kazakhstan: national, local, and grassroots levels, and analyze the role of every layer in this process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nazarbayev University School of Sciences and Humanities en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Type of access: Restricted en_US
dc.subject batyr images en_US
dc.subject Kazakhstan en_US
dc.subject nation-building process en_US
dc.title BATYRS IN THE NATION-BUILDING IN KAZAKHSTAN en_US
dc.type Master's thesis en_US
workflow.import.source science


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