UZIN Paper nº. 15 (2014)

On methodology and epistemological situation in humanities and social sciences in Central Asia

Publication date:
03/2014
Author:
Valery Khan
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UZIN Paper nº. 15 (2014)

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the humanities and social sciences (H/SSs) in Central Asia have undergone changes that can be systemized as follows: many Soviet doctrinal elements have been abandoned; new ideas and methodological approaches have been outlined; new, previously undeveloped areas have become topics for study; and a large body of new archival documents, including those that were previously closed, has become available.