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The [Un]Making of a Mankurt: Soviet Legacy and Post-Soviet Identity

Baibolova, Aisulu (2021) The [Un]Making of a Mankurt: Soviet Legacy and Post-Soviet Identity. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Baibolova, Aisulu

This thesis paper documents the research and process into Kyrgyzstan’s history and the notion of post-Soviet identity through the research-creation and decolonizing methodologies. The study focuses on personal narratives, mythologies and Indigenous Central Asian knowledge to analyze Kyrgyzstan’s turbulent history and cultural memory loss as a result of that. As an artist, I explore the notion of losing one’s identity in colonization and its residue in the current times. Through illustrating an ancient Turkic legend called the Legend of the Mankurt, I am making open source material that is educational and interactive.

Keywords: imperialism, postcolonial, Post-Soviet, mankurt, memory, decolonizing methodologies.

Official URL: https://unmakingamankurt.com
Date: 2021
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 15:33
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 20:45
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3340

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