KAZAKH CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE TRADITIONAL CIVILIZATIONS OF ASIA

Tursun GABITOV, Bauyrzhan MOLDAGALIEV, Dinara ZHANABAEVA


Tursun Gabitov, D.Sc. (Philos.), Professor at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Bauyrzhan Moldagaliev, Doctoral Candidate at the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies of the Committee of Science, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Dinara Zhanabaeva, Doctoral Candidate at the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies of the Committee of Science, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty, Kazakhstan)


ABSTRACT

This article focuses on determining the place and role of the Kazakh culture in the Eurasian civilizational area. It examines the choice of sociocultural development models for the Republic of Kazakhstan in globalization and localization conditions. The Kazakh culture is identified in the context of its interaction with the nomadic, Islamic, Russian, Central Asian, and East Asian civilizations. It analyzes the role of cultural factors in building the new post-Soviet Central Asian states.

Keywords: Kazakhstan, culture, identification, civilization, Eurasianism, East and West, traditions and innovations, nomadism, Islam.

Introduction

The claims for cultural sovereignty put forward by the post-Soviet states are drawing different responses; many find them unsubstantiated. This assessment is usually based on the modest resources at the disposal of the new contenders for sovereignty. Upon closer investigation, however, cultural heritage and the symbols that the elites of the post-Soviet states would like to use as national proved to be part of a broader civilizational area.

Nevertheless, despite all the apparent irrationality of such efforts, they are entirely substantiated. First, the contemporary world political system is the sum-total of all the states. The states are regarded as sovereign units that are seats of power or so-called receptacles of power. Let us clarify that we are talking not only about military-political and.


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