Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan - download pdf or read online

Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan - download pdf or read online

By G. Whitney Azoy

a lot has occurred due to the fact Buzkashi: online game and tool in Afghanistan first seemed in 1982; the prior 3 many years have devastated Afghanistan. What begun because the ethnography of a video game has grown right into a examine well-known world wide because the preeminent research of Afghan political dynamics. Replete with major updates, together with a brand new bankruptcy that includes interviews with warlords concerning their sponsorship of buzkashi, this richly illustrated 3rd version is still the 1st and merely full-scale anthropological exam of a unmarried recreation, in addition to a superbly written longitudinal case research concerning the game’s social importance. A grasp storyteller, Azoy first exhibits how the sport of buzkashi is performed and introduces readers to its wealthy heritage, its roots in culture, and the implicit and specific meanings connected to it. subsequent, readers find out how the writer shifted from his Kabul diplomatic lifestyles to rural fieldwork in northern Afghanistan and a 40-year trip towards realizing the complexities of this historical “wild card” video game. bright with firsthand descriptions, Azoy’s ebook unearths buzkashi as a metaphor for chaos and an enviornment within the fight for political regulate. “This new edition,” as one reviewer places it, “turns an exceptional booklet right into a classic.”

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