By Mateusz Laszczkowski
Astana, the capital urban of the post-Soviet Kazakhstan, has frequently been popular for the layout and making plans of its futuristic cityscape. This anthropological research of the improvement of the town specializes in every-day practices, reputable ideologies and representations along the thoughts and goals of the city's longstanding citizens and up to date migrants. seriously analyzing a number methods to put and area in anthropology, geography and different disciplines, the booklet argues for an knowing of area as inextricably material-and-imaginary, and unceasingly dynamic – taking into consideration a plurality of incompatible pasts and futures materialized in spatial form.
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