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.

Eagle Training in Kyrgyzstan: Witnessing a Tradition

SRAS students studying abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on the Central Asian Studies Porgram often have the opportunity to visit Lake Issyk-Kul as part of their program abroad. This semester, the local excursions into the surrounding mountains included a presentation on local traditions surrounding eagle training. Golden eagles have been used for hunting in Kyrgyzstan for […]

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