Formation of a Social Boundary

Teaching module

Theoretical concepts: social boundary, relative deprivation, collective axiology, categorical and structural violence, power, legitimacy

Case study: National delimitation project in Central Asia in the 1920s and 1930s


  1. How does relative deprivation contribute to the formation of social boundary?
  2. How does collective axiology help establish a firm social boundary and facilitate the rise of categorical violence?
  3. What are the connections between social boundary, power, and legitimacy?
Мулла Керим и мулла Рахим по дороге на базар ссорятся
Formation of a Social Boundary