Practicing Islam

Knowledge, Experience, and Social Navigation in Kyrgyzstan

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David Montgomery
Central Eurasia in Context
  • Pittsburgh, PA: 
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    , November
     240 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by James Edmonds forthcoming.


Montgomery presents a rich ethnographic study on the practice and meaning of Islamic life in Kyrgyzstan. Through his years of on-the-ground research, he assembles both an anthropology of knowledge and an anthropology of Islam, demonstrating how individuals make sense of and draw meanings from their environments. This book offers the most thorough English-language study to date of Islam in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

David W. Montgomery is Director of program development for CEDAR—Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion. He is the coauthor of Living with Difference: How to Build Community in a Divided World and editor of Negotiating Well-being in Central Asia.


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