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  • Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan
  • Erika Fatland
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  • 12 September 2020
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Free read ´ Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan 108 Ith gas production and she witnesses the underlying conflicts between ethnic Russians and the majority in a country that is slowly building its future in Nationalist colours In these countries that used to be the furthest border of the Soviet Union life follows another pace of time Amidst the treasures of Samarkand and the bleakness of Soviet architecture Erika Fatland moves with her openness towards the people and the landscapes around her A rare and unforgettable travelogu. I m so glad there s a book like this by a womanI ve read and enjoyed several similar travelogues of Central Asia and beyond but always thought how the authors had such an easier time of it and were able to travel carefreely by dint of their male privilege Or they experienced different aspects of the culture not female spaces and were sometimes prone to lusting after local women or tacitly condoning their local male companions misogynyErika Fatland s book wasn t that different from Colin Thubron s or Chasing the Sea but it was refreshing She s also Norwegian and multilingual fluent in Russian by the sound of it which is a nice change from the bumbling men from Western superpowers That said I read a first English edition as an ebook so there were typos and errors It tried to catch the reader up on everything that has happened since she traveled in 2013 but incompletely And I could probably be critical of her writing style and research methods and how some chapters plodded along too slowly Also she only spent 5 total months in Central Asia and I would ve liked her to take time and care describing her journey and what she herself experienced not trying to cram in social and political commentary everywhereMy favorite parts were the anecdotes They were so vivid and brought back so many memories that I had to take my time reading I was going to complain that Fatland takes too negative a tone but then again I complained myself and at least she s eually skeptical about every country It would be nice to hear warm stories though so it didn t seem uite so bleak And to the book s credit it had me constantly googling images and map and updates and videos of news I d missed and places I hadn t heard of While much of it was old news to me I still learned a lot You can t make some of this up More books by intrepid and intelligent female solo travelers please

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Free read ´ Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan 108 Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all became independent when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991 How have these countries developed since then In the Kyrgyzstani villages Erika Fatland meets victims of the widely known tradition of bride snatching; she visits the huge and desolate Polygon in Kazakhstan where the Sovi. Sovietistan is a deeply disappointing and unilluminating travel diary through central Asia Although the writing style is breezy and enjoyable anyone reading this hoping to learn about the Soviet Union in Central Asia will find almost nothing of interest Erika Fatland is an anthropologist not a historian or sociologist and it shows In her orientalist mission to discover the real Central Asia ie feudal nomadic or otherwise pre modern she goes to great lengths to cut Soviet modernity out of narrative other than as a menacing background image for example through invocation of the threatening shadows of Stalinist collectivisation and Cold War nuclear testingThe largely anecdotal descriptions of the region are interesting enough with plenty of human interest type stories but every time I found myself starting to enjoy the book its immense political shallowness reasserted itself More than once Fatland fatuously claims that impoverished pre modern tribal societies reliant on mutual aid at subsistence level are the real communists She compares this favourably to the Bolsheviks with their imperious obsessions with health education and producing material goods The result is a little incongruous She identifies the disfunctions in Turkmenistan s novelty autocracy and the Tajik economy based on exporting human labour and importing organised crime but she sees these as continuities of the old Empire rather than the tragic fallout of its destructionShe also litters the book with misleading or false claims for example she asserts that Lenin like Peter the Great aspired to conuer India In one particularly egregious section she implies that the Soviets invaded Afganistan to instigate regime change while NATO invaded to counter an insurgency it was exactly the other way aroundMost revealing is the chapter in which she describes her trip to an ultra modern shopping centre in Kazakstan s new capital Astana which she calls an Oasis of sushi and ATMs The palpable relief she feels getting back to something approaching a generic Western environment demonstrates that it is not modernity she dislikes as such Instead like the 19th century explorers and anthropologists before her she sees the world divided between European civilisation despotic Asiatic Empires and noble savages The book is enjoyable enough on its own terms but since one learns next to nothing about Sovietistan one can t help but feel the title is a misleading bit of fetishism Reading this you might believe that the Russian Revolution never happened in this part of the world and that Soviet Communism was a visiting alien that built the occasional road or school if you were lucky and deported you to a cotton farm if you weren t

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Free read ´ Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan 108 Et Union tested explosions of nuclear bombs; she meets Chinese shrimp gatherers on the banks of the dried out Aral Sea and she witnesses the fall of a dictator She travels incognito through Turkmenistan a country that is closed to journalists She meets exhausted human rights activists in Kazakhstan survivors from the massacre in Osh in 2010 German Menonites that found paradise on the Kyrgyzstani plains 200 years ago During her travels she observes how ancient customs clash w. I gave up Why some authors who are aliens to the culture can perceive it and write their travel accounts so that they are interesting even to locals who could gain a lot from foreigners perspective while others can t poising on the brink of just reciting traditional cliches and stereotypesI mean Erika honestly tried her best but why it still fell short of say Dervla Murphy s efforts I don t know but I certainly can t recommend this book to the readers of my column or I d risk receiving some bewildered looks What the fk man what is this half baked thing


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    EBOOK Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan A really well prepared book Erika Fatland filled it with plenty of information about places which she actually visited Everything has its own context Sub chapters are short good to read and with good mixture of stories full of humor and difficult topics I enjoyed learning a lot from this book Although from the middle part

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    characters Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan Erika Fatland Ú 8 characters Read & Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Erika Fatland Sovietistan is a deeply disappointing and unilluminating travel diary through central Asia Although the writing style is breezy and

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    EBOOK Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan Read & Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Erika Fatland So this is probably like a 35I always enjoy reading about areas of the world that we learn less about in the USA Overall I enjoyed the writing style and I learned a lot while readingThis may be due to the translation which was overall good but had some glaring errors such as stating that a president was born in 1949 and t

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    characters Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan EBOOK Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan Read & Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Erika Fatland OK but a bit thinInteresting but you don't ultimately get a feel for what these countries are actually like to visit or inhabit One reviewer saidthere was too much about the search for a working ATM which is true I

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    EBOOK Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan I gave up Why some authors who are aliens to the culture can perceive it and write their travel accounts so that they are interesting even to locals who could gain a lot from foreigners perspective while others can't poising on the brink of just reciting traditional cliches and stereotypes?I mean Erika honestly tried he

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    characters Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan Erika Fatland Ú 8 characters Read & Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Erika Fatland If like me your knowledge of Central Asia’s Stan countries stops at Borat and that one episode of Dark Tourist then this book is for you From dictators bride snatching oil wealth mirrored with abject poverty Soviet nostalgia and billion dollar corruption this book explores the 5 Stan countries and their history with fascinating ease A great read

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    EBOOK Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan Erika Fatland Ú 8 characters characters Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan I’m so glad there’s a book like this by a womanI’ve read and enjoyed several similar travelogues of Central Asia and beyond but always thought how the authors had such an easier time of it and were able to travel carefreely by dint of their male privilege Or they experienced different aspects of the culture not female spaces and were

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    EBOOK Sovjetistan En reise gjennom Turkmenistan Kasakhstan Tadsjikistan Kirgisistan og Usbekistan Read & Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ú Erika Fatland Erika Fatland Ú 8 characters Reminds good student diary full of facts like wiki without poetry and reflections but with obvious remarks and cliches I've read it till the end

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