Modern Identity

Modern identity is influenced by many things. While folklore is often still deeply embedded to most cultures and faith can play a large role in social and individual identity, both are expressed in the modern world, where reactions to more recent national history, such as WWII, and reaction to the increasingly global world of ideas also have strong cultural influences.

Kyrgyz on Kyrgyzstan

What defines being Kyrgyz? Defining something as broad as a nationality or ethnicity is always complicated. I decided to get a view specifically from young Kyrgyz women and interviewed Bigemai, 27 and Aiza, 22 for their thoughts. Bigemai grew up in Bishkek, the oldest of four siblings. She works professionally as a hairdresser and volunteers […]

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