Gesture, Gender, Nation: Dance and Social Change in Uzbekistan

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The national dancers of Uzbekistan are almost always female. In a society that has been Muslim for nearly seven hundred years, why and how did unveiled female dancers become a beloved national icon during the Soviet period? Also, why has their popularity continued after the Uzbek republic became independent? The author argues that dancers, as symbolic girls or unmarried females in the Uzbek kinship system, are effective mediators between extended kin groups, and the Uzbek nation-state. The female dancing body became a tabula rasa upon which the state inscribed, and reinscribed, constructions of Uzbek nationalism.

Doi describes the politics of gender in households as well as the dominant kinship idioms in Uzbek society. She traces the rise of national dance as a profession for women during the Soviet period, prior to which women wore veils and kept purdah. The final chapter examines emerging notions of Uzbek, as regional and national groups contest the notion through debates about what constitutes authentic Uzbek dance. Doi concludes with a comparative discussion of the power of marginality, which enabled Uzbeks to maintain a domain where Uzbek culture and history could be honored, within the Russocentric hegemony of the Soviet state.

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MARY MASAYO DOI is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College.

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“[T]he author has done a fine job of introducing readers to the art form....Her descriptive writing is clear and concise, and her honesty in relating her own fieldwork experiences is worthy of praise. This book will be a useful platform from which other Central Asian dance researchers can dive further into this fascinating subject.”–Journal of American Folklore

“[O]one of the first contemporary studies of Uzbek expressive arts.”–Slavic Review

“Scholars are in her debt for showing a fascinating new area of inquiry.”–The Russian Review

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