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||Prof.Dr. SENCER AYATA
||Fall or Spring Semesters.
This course is intended to familiarize the student with the social and cultural background of the Central Asian and the Middle Eastern societies as they inform and influence their way of modernization in the contemporary world.
The kinship-based structure of tribal organization and its relation to supra-tribal and non-tribal forms of organization in Central Asia and the Middle East. Concept of the segmentary lineage system and its critics; tribal structure as an organizational framework functioning simultaneously at various levels from local to societal; the historical conflict between tribe and state in the two regions.
The student will be able to understand and analyse the structure of the Central Asian and Middle Eastern societies as their social make-up have a special bearing on the theories of modernization, state-building, and ethnic conflict.