Publications of Judith Beyer

Journal Article (8)

Journal Article
Girke, Felix and Judith Beyer. 2015. Practicing harmony ideology: ethnographic reflections on community and coercion. Common Knowledge 21(2): 196–235. DOI: 10.1215/0961754X-2872343.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Constitutional faith: law and hope in revolutionary Kyrgyzstan. Ethnos 80(3): 320–345. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2013.841270.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Customizations of law: courts of elders (aksakal courts) in rural and urban Kyrgyzstan. PoLAR 38(1): 53–71. DOI: 10.1111/plar.12086.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Finding the law in Myanmar. Anthropology Today 31(4): 3–7. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8322.12186.
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Beyer, Judith. 2013. Ordering ideals: accomplishing well-being in a Kyrgyz cooperative of elders. Central Asian Survey 32(4): 432–447. Accessed 2013.
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Beyer, Judith. 2011. Settling descent: place-making and genealogy in Talas. Central Asian Survey 30(3/4): 455–468. Accessed 2011.
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Beyer, Judith. 2010. Ethnonationalismus in Kirgistan: die Ereignisse im Juni 2010. Zentralasien-Analysen 31-32: 11–14. DOI: 10.31205/ZA.31-32.03.
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Beyer, Judith. 2005. 'It has to start from above': making politics before and after the March Revolution in Kyrgyzstan. Dsca Journal 1: 7–16. Accessed 2005.

Book Chapter (8)

Book Chapter
Beyer, Judith. 2016. Houses of Islam: Muslims, property rights and the state in Myanmar. In: Melissa Crouch (ed.). Islam and the state in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist relations and the politics of belonging. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 127–155.
Book Chapter
Beyer, Judith. 2014. 'There is this law': performing the state in the Kyrgyz courts of elders. In: Madeleine Reeves, Johan Rasanayagam, and Judith Beyer (eds.). Ethnographies of the state in Central Asia: performing politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 99–123.
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Rasanayagam, Johan, Judith Beyer, and Madeleine Reeves. 2014. Introduction: performances, possibilities, and practices of the political in Central Asia. In: Madeleine Reeves, Johan Rasanayagam, and Judith Beyer (eds.). Ethnographies of the state in Central Asia: performing politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 1–26.
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Beyer, Judith. 2012. Settling descent: place making and genealogy in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. In: Madeleine Reeves (ed.). Movement, power and place in Central Asia and beyond: contested trajectories. Thirdworlds. London: Routledge, pp. 97–110.
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Beyer, Judith. 2010. Authority as accomplishment: intergenerational dynamics in Talas, Northern Kyrgyzstan. In: Anita Sengupta and Suchandana Chatterjee (eds.). Eurasian perspectives: in search of alternatives. New Delhi: Shipra Publications, pp. 78–92.
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Beyer, Judith. 2006. Revitalisation, invention and continued existence of the Kyrgyz aksakal courts: listening to pluralistic accounts of history. In: Franz von Benda-Beckmann (ed.). Dynamics of plural legal orders. The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. Special issue 53/54. Berlin: LIT, pp. 141–176.
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Beyer, Judith. 2006. Rhetoric of 'transformation': the case of the Kyrgyz constitutional reform. In: Andrea Berg (ed.). Realities of transformation: democratization policies in Central Asia revisited. Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden 174. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 43–62.
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Beyer, Judith. 2005. Die Aksakal-Gerichte in Kirgistan: historische Entwicklung und aktuelle Situation einer traditionellen Rechtsinstanz in Zentralasien. In: Michael Kemper (ed.). Rechtspluralismus in der islamischen Welt: Gewohnheitsrecht zwischen Staat und Gesellschaft. Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients 16. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 342–358.

Thesis - PhD (1)

Thesis - PhD
Beyer, Judith. According to Salt: an ethnography of customary law in Talas, Kyrgyzstan. PhD Thesis, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale.

Working Paper (2)

Working Paper
Beyer, Judith. 2007. Imagining the state in rural Kyrgyzstan: how perceptions of the state create customary law in the Kyrgyz aksakal courts. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers 95. Accessed 2007.
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Beyer, Judith. 2006. Politökonomische Kurzanalyse (PÖK) on 'Kyrgyzstan' for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Accessed 2006.

Other (2)

Benda-Beckmann, Franz von, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, Judith Beyer, Carolien Jacobs, Martin Ramstedt, and Bertram Turner. 2012. Religion in disputes. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Report 2010/2011(1). Accessed 2012.
Beyer, Judith. 2007. Photographs for Kyrgyzstandagy mazar basuu: Talas tazhryjbasynyn negizinde = Mazar worship in Kyrgyzstan: rituals and practitioners in Talas. Accessed 2007.

Newspaper Article (1)

Newspaper Article
Beyer, Judith. 2010. Kyrgyzstan: referendum in a time of upheaval. Open Democracy, June 26, 2010. Accessed June 26, 2010.

Book Review (5)

Book Review
Beyer, Judith. 2014. Dresch, Paul and Hannah Skoda. 2012. Legalism: anthropology and history. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. Social Anthropology 22(1): 123–125. Accessed 2014.
Book Review
Beyer, Judith. 2012. Franziska Torma, Turkestan-Expeditionen: zur Kulturgeschichte deutscher Forschungsreisen nach Mittelasien (1890-1930) (Kulturgeschichten der Moderne; 5), Bielefeld (Transcript) 2011. WerkstattGeschichte (60): 114–117. Accessed 2012.
Book Review
Beyer, Judith. 2011. Mark Edele, Soviet veterans of the Second World War: a popular movement in an authoritarian society, 1941–1991. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Europe Asia Studies 63(1): 158–159. Accessed 2011.
Book Review
Beyer, Judith. 2009. Fernanda Pirie "Peace and conflict in Ladakh: the construction of a fragile web of order". Brills Tibetan Studies Library, Vol. 13. Leiden, Boston: Brill. 2007. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 59. Accessed 2009.
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Beyer, Judith. 2008. Bhavna Dave "Kazakhstan: ethnicity, language and power", 2007. Nationalities Papers 36(5): 903–905. Accessed 2008.

Collected Edition (1)

Collected Edition
Reeves, Madeleine, Johan Rasanayagam, and Judith Beyer (eds.). 2014. Ethnographies of the state in Central Asia: performing politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Monograph (3)

Beyer, Judith. 2016. The force of custom: law and the ordering of everyday life in Kyrgyzstan. Central Eurasia in Context. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
Beyer, Judith and Zemfira Inogamova. 2010. Bajyz apanyn žašoo taržymaly. Biškek: Gulčynar.
Beyer, Judith and Roman Knee. 2007. Kirgistan: ein ethnografischer Bildband über Talas; a photoethnography of Talas. München: Hirmer.

Blog Post (8)

Blog Post
Beyer, Judith. 2016. Celebrating arba'een: Shia in Myanmar. Allegra Laboratory. Accessed August 19, 2016.
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Beyer, Judith. 2016. On parasitic professionalism. Allegra Laboratory. Accessed May 30, 2016.
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Beyer, Judith and Felix Girke. 2016. Naypyitaw: rescaling materiality, capitalizing space. focaal Blog. Accessed March 24, 2016.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Simulacrum Crimea. Allegra Laboratory. Accessed July 23, 2015.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Rights and responsibilities: anonymous peer review. Allegra Laboratory. Accessed June 22, 2015.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Bears and the Russian body politic: watching Vladimir Putin's press conference on 18 December 2014. Allegra Laboratory. Accessed April 22, 2015.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Which constitution? What order?: constitutional politics in Ukraine. Allegra Laboratory. Accessed April 15, 2015.
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Beyer, Judith. 2015. Anthropology between book and blog: evaluation criteria and communication in contemporary academia. Allegra Laboratory. Accessed February 19, 2015.
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