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German researcher writes book about male youth of Bishkek

Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies, wrote the book «Bishkek Boys. Neighborhood Youth and Urban Change in Kyrgyzstan’s Capital.» The book will be expectedly published in November 2017. Website of the publishing house says.

In the ethnographic study, author explores urban change in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek from the vantage point of the male youth living in one neighborhood.

«Touching on topics including authority, violence, social and imaginary geographies, interethnic relations, friendship, and competing notions of belonging to the city, the book offers unique insights into how post-Socialist economic liberalization, rural-urban migration and ethnic nationalism have reshaped social relations among young males who come of age in this Central Asian urban environment,» description of the book says .

The book got positive assessments of British scientists.