Central Asian Survey, June 2014

"…a novel approach in tackling issues of social harmony and inequality…the contributions inquire about the ‘harmonious society’ concept and connected, ambiguous policy outcomes from an agency-centred perspective, which brings to the fore pragmatic everyday-life negotiations between actors in diverse realms such as socio-economic development and resettlement, education and social activi

"…a novel approach in tackling issues of social harmony and inequality…the contributions inquire about the ‘harmonious society’ concept and connected, ambiguous policy outcomes from an agency-centred perspective, which brings to the fore pragmatic everyday-life negotiations between actors in diverse realms such as socio-economic development and resettlement, education and social activism, religious practice and popular culture.

It serves as an excellent, much appreciated contribution to the literature on developments in China’s West – and more generally to an emerging relational, agency-focused perspective in area studies."

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