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Samozakhvat (Kyrgyzstan)


Isabaeva, Eliza (2018). Samozakhvat (Kyrgyzstan). http://in-formality.com: INF - Global Informality Project.

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Samozakhvat, literally ‘self-seizure’ (sam – self and zakhvat – seizure), is a Russian term, designating the practice of unauthorized land grabbing in Kyrgyzstan. Although samozakhvat can also refer to the seizure of buildings (often government administrative buildings – see also squatting and Schwarzwohnen), in Kyrgyzstan it is predominantly linked to land (zemlia) and land squatting (zakhvat zemel’). People who practice samozakhvat are known as zakhvatchiki (literally ‘grabbers’) and their settlements are referred to as zhany konush in Kyrgyz, or novostroika (‘new-build’) in Russian. Three waves of squatting can be distinguished.

Abstract

Samozakhvat, literally ‘self-seizure’ (sam – self and zakhvat – seizure), is a Russian term, designating the practice of unauthorized land grabbing in Kyrgyzstan. Although samozakhvat can also refer to the seizure of buildings (often government administrative buildings – see also squatting and Schwarzwohnen), in Kyrgyzstan it is predominantly linked to land (zemlia) and land squatting (zakhvat zemel’). People who practice samozakhvat are known as zakhvatchiki (literally ‘grabbers’) and their settlements are referred to as zhany konush in Kyrgyz, or novostroika (‘new-build’) in Russian. Three waves of squatting can be distinguished.

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Item Type:Scientific Publication in Electronic Form
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kyrgyzstan, FSU, squatting, migration, urban informality, shanty town
Language:English
Date:20 September 2018
Deposited On:10 Jan 2019 15:08
Last Modified:29 Mar 2019 13:54
Publisher:INF - Global Informality Project
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://in-formality.com/wiki/index.php?title=Samozakhvat_(Kyrgyzstan)

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