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Klaus Roth, Ulf Brunnbauer (Eds.)
Urban Life and Culture in Southeastern Europe
Anthropological and Historical Perspectives
Reihe: Ethnologia Balkanica
Bd. 10, 2007, 368 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-9903-5, ISSN 1111-0411
Urbanization in Southeastern Europe displays significant idiosyncrasies. While the region was predominantly rural long into the 20th century, cities grew rapidly after WWII, causing deep socio-cultural changes which gained in momentum after the end of socialism. The articles in this volume, originally presented at the conference `Urban Life and Culture in Southeastern Europe' in Belgrade, May 2005, explore these changes past and present, focusing on urban culture, social topography, urban planning, and urban-rural relations.
Klaus Roth is Professor of European Ethnology at Munich University; Ulf Brunnbauer is Assistant Professor of History at the Institute for East European Studies, FU Berlin.