UNZIN Paper nº. 19 (2014)
Although important, ethnic and cultural processes in modern Uzbekistan continue to be understudied. In the nation-building period following the collapse of the Soviet Union, a particular consideration and interest was given to the study of national culture, state language, medieval history, and the history of the Uzbeks, the titular population of the region. Therefore, many important issues surrounding minorities in the region have been seldom researched or analyzed, including ethnic and cultural processes among the minorities in the new socio-political and economic context of independent Uzbekistan.