Publications of Nathan Light

Journal Article (2)

Journal Article
Light, Nathan. 2011. Genealogy, history, nation. Nationalities Papers 39(1): 33–53.
Journal Article
Light, Nathan. 2006. An 8th century Turkic narrative: pragmatics, reported speech and managing information. Turkic Languages 10(2): 155–186.

Book Chapter (7)

Book Chapter
Light, Nathan. 2016. Being specific about generalization: Kyrgyz habitual narratives in ethnographic interviews. In: Elise S. Ahn and Juldyz Smagulova (eds.). Language change in Central Asia. Contributions to the Sociology of Language 106. Boston; Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 33–58.
Book Chapter
Light, Nathan. 2015. Self-sufficiency is not enough: ritual intensification and household economies in a Kyrgyz village. In: Stephen Gudeman (ed.). Oikos and market: explorations in self-sufficiency after socialism. Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy 2. New York: Berghahn, pp. 101–136.
Book Chapter
Light, Nathan. 2015. Animals in the Kyrgyz ritual economy: symbolic and moral dimensions of economic embedding. In: Stephen Gudeman (ed.). Economy and ritual: studies of postsocialist transformations. Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy 1. New York: Berghahn, pp. 52–78.
Book Chapter
Light, Nathan. 2012. Muslim histories of China: historiography across boundaries in Central Eurasia. In: Zsombor Rajkai and Ildikó Bellér-Hann (eds.). Frontiers and boundaries: encounters on China's margins. Asiatische Forschungen 156. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 151–176.
Book Chapter
Light, Nathan. 2007. Cultural politics and the pragmatics of resistance: reflexive discourses on culture and history. In: Ildiko Beller-Hann (ed.). Situating the Uyghurs between China and Central Asia. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 49–68.
Book Chapter
Light, Nathan. 2007. Participation and analysis in studying religion in Central Asia. In: Gulnara Aitpaeva (ed.). Mazar worship in Kyrgyzstan: rituals and practitioners in Talas. Bishkek: Aigine Cultural Research Center, pp. 476–497.
Book Chapter
Light, Nathan. 2006. Uyghur. In: William M. Clements (ed.). Southeast Asia and India, Central and East Asia, Middle East. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife 2. Westport: Greenwood Press, pp. 335–348.

Other (1)

Gudeman, Stephen, Chris Hann, Jennifer Cash, Nathan Light, Miladina Monova, Detelina Tocheva, Monica Vasile, and Bea Vidacs. 2010. Economy and Ritual. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Report 2008/2009(1). Accessed 2010.

Book Review (1)

Book Review
Light, Nathan. 2009. Epics, music, and shamans in Central Asia and Southern Siberia. Journal of American Folklore 122(484): 224–228.

Monograph (1)

Light, Nathan. 2008. Intimate heritage: creating Uyghur Muqam song in Xinjiang. Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia: HSAE 19. Berlin: LIT.
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