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List of Illustrations
Notes on Transliteration and Naming

Introduction: The Playground Incident, the Field and a Conceptual Frame

Chapter 1. Authority and Resource: Batyr as a Leader in Shanghai
Chapter 2. Territory: Kanat and the Other Yards
Chapter 3. Disconnection: Bolot and the Generation ‘Off the Streets’
Chapter 4. Respect and Responsibility: Semetei and the Other Bratishki
Chapter 5. Solidarity: Metis, Ulan and Friendship Relations
Chapter 6. Acquaintances: Maks and Interethnic Relations
Chapter 7. Urban Socialization: Tilek and the Newcomers

Conclusion: From Shanghai to Iug-2 and Bishkek’s Postsocialist Trajectory

List of Main Characters
Glossary of Selected Terms

Bishkek Boys

Neighbourhood Youth and Urban Change in Kyrgyzstan’s Capital

Philipp Schröder

258 pages, 22 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-726-0 Hb Published (November 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78533-727-7 eBook