My doctoral thesis investigates cooperation practices within and beyond agricultural cooperatives. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a village in Kyrgyzstan, it unravels local and international discourses of nostalgia, contempt and pride linked to cooperation practices in socialist and postsocialist times, and reflect on the subjectivities entangled with these discourses. It thereby proposes a postcapitalist reading of postsocialism as a concept and space.
Cima, O. 2020. Rethinking agricultural cooperatives in Kyrgyzstan. Towards a postcapitalist approach to cooperation in postsocialism. PhD Thesis. University of Fribourg, Switzerland