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Exciting News: Our Team Member's New Book Hits the Shelves!

Philipp Schröder is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the School of Sciences and Humanities, Nazarbayev University, and the Deputy Director at NURCE. He has recently published his book titled "Translocality, Entrepreneurship and Middle Class Across Eurasia." It is a comprehensive, multi-sited ethnography about the unfolding of capitalism across Eurasia and the advent of a new middle class since the late Soviet era. Proposing the imaginary of commercial journeys, the book documents the aspirations, adjustments, and struggles of an emergent middle class, whose neoliberal subjectivity is inspired by a flexible entrepreneurial spirit of ‘Kyrgyzness,’ and who navigate in a market environment that has recently been shifting towards more actor diversification, service orientation, and rule-based formalization. This book will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of (economic) anthropology, post-socialist studies, migration, mobility, and area studies with a focus on Central Asia and Eurasia.