Cover Osteuropa 11-12/2013

In Osteuropa 11-12/2013

In the Thick of It on the Periphery
Globalized Youth in Central Asia

Stefan Kirmse

Deutsche Fassung


For the youth of Central Asia, life has changed. Even Osh, formerly a marginal city in the Fergana Valley, is integrated in globalisation. Young people use global media, replicate identities and cultural practices that they then adapt to familiar expectations as well as local conditions. The everyday life of young Kyrgyz and Uzbeks differs moderately rather than fundamentally from that of young people elsewhere in the post-Soviet space or in the globalized world.

(Osteuropa 11-12/2013, pp. 197–215)