Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the
changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from
an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in
the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism.
It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and Ulan-Ude: four cities
with quite different responses to the fall of the Soviet Union.
Each chapter takes a theme of central significance across... more...