Utilizing research conducted primarily with residents of Sofia, Bulgaria, Iron Curtains: Gates, Suburbs, and Privatization of Space in the Post-socialist City
explores the human dimension of new city-building that has emerged in East Europe.
Features original data, illustrations, and theory on the process of privatization of resources in societies undergoing fundamental socio-economic transformations, such as those in Eastern Europe
Represents the sole in-depth monograph on contemporary urbanism in Southeast Europe
Makes a broader statement on issues of urbanism in Europe and other parts of the world while highlighting the complex connections between cultures and cities
Keywords: Urban Geography, Sofia, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, Soviet Union, Urban Planning, State Borders, Urbanism