History and theory in the construction of Ozbeg and Kazakh identity

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2003
Gürbüz, Yunus Emre
The purpose of this dissertation is to follow the process of the emergence and development of the peoples called as Özbegs and Kazakhs by using both emic and etic sources of knowledge and to reflect the differences in perception. The period I have studied covers the post-Chinggisid period in Eurasia, where the tribes defined as Özbegs and Kazakhs emerged. The long period as well as both etic and emic sources I have examined showed that identities are outcomes of the habitus, which affects our perception. As the habitus is in a continuous change, perceptions, meanings, terms and identities are also continuously reconstructed, and therefore they shouldn't be considered as static. Identities and terms need to be understood mwithin their context and imposing notions by an outsider from a different time and place can lead to distortions.

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Y. E. Gürbüz, “History and theory in the construction of Ozbeg and Kazakh identity ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.