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Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani – Georgia’’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey


This paper presents an ethnography of the various groups of the Pankisi Gorge, in particular of the Kist ethnic group. The authors discuss the migration of the various ethnic groups into the region, their family and kinship structures, and their customs 다운로드. The work also gauges the developments occurring in the beginnings of 2000s when the region was center of tensions between different armed groups.

Kurtsikidze, S., & Chikovani, V 다운로드. (2002). Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey.


Florian Muehlfried – Sharing the Same Blood: Culture and Cuisine in the Republic of Georgia

This mainly ethnographic paper takes as its starting point two main questions. Why is the Georgian capital of Tbilisi among the cities with the highest density of restaurants, cafés and bars in the post-Soviet region 캐드 해치 다운로드? And to what extent does the popular taste for overindulgence amount to a form of compensation and escapism? With these questions in mind, I distinguish between three forms of socializing in Tbilisi society, putting each one into context: banqueting, beer-drinking and tea-drinking 매직원. Each of these forms evokes a particular pattern of ritualized behavior and public communication: formalized speech, colloquial speech, irony, flirting, and communicating with the dead 다운로드. Georgian fast and festive foods are both considerably standardized and inscribed in performances of national culture. In diasporical contexts, a specific sauce called tqemali sometimes essentialises national identity 지나오다 mp3 다운로드. Finally, a historical framing illustrates the key role of eating and drinking in the maintenance and shaping of Georgian national identity.

Muehlfried, F 다운로드. (2008). Sharing the same blood–culture and cuisine in the Republic of Georgia. Anthropology of food, (S3) 레드슈즈 자막.


George Sharvashidze – Private Higher Education in Georgia

In this book the author describes the process of private sector introduction in Georgia’s higher education system. He foresees it as a major and important step for the country’s modernization 다운로드. However, the drawbacks and hardships are also described. The major obstacles are the lack of appropriate legislative framework and the need of adaptation the educational system to the new social and economic realities 다운로드. The author also mentions the importance of establishing links between higher education institutions and the labor market. Finally, the necessity of quality assurance is highlighted 다운로드.

Sharvashidze, G. (2005). Private higher education in Georgia 다운로드. International Institute for Educational Planning.


Paul Crego – Religion and Nationalism in Georgia


The paper describes the process of arrival of an explicit Christian agenda in the politics of Georgia during the dissident period of Zviad Gamsakhurdia and its possible effects on the developments in the country 레노버 노트북 드라이버.

Crego, P. (1994). Religion and nationalism in Georgia. Religion in Eastern Europe14(3), 1-9.


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Kevin Tuite – The Banner of Xaxmat’is-Jvari: Vazha-Pshavela’s Xevsureti

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The author examines Vazha’s nonfictional as well as fictional depictions of Xevsureti and the Xevsurs, with the aim of coming to a better understanding of what they represented for the writer who, more than any other, introduced them to a national readership 다운로드. He argues that Vazha deployed his portrayals of the Xevsurs, the most peripheral and “primitive” among the eastern Georgian mountain tribes, in two distinct domains, as regards both literary genre and mode of treatment: Whereas in his nonfiction writings Vazha sought to formulate a practical plan of development and action for the Georgian highlanders, in his major poetic works he explored the relation between the heroic individual and society in a mythic and aesthetic mode, culminating in the irreconcilable conflict between personal moral code and social obligations portrayed in “The Snake-eater”

Tuite, K. The banner of Xaxmat’is-Jvari: Vazha-Pshavela’s Xevsureti. In: Gamqreliże, E 다운로드. (Ed.). (2008). Der Dichter Vaza-Psavela: fünf Essays (Vol. 4). Königshausen & Neumann.