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Natalie Sabanadze – Globalization and Nationalism: The Cases of Georgia and the Basque Country

Natalie Sabanadze – Globalization and Nationalism: The Cases of Georgia and the Basque Country

Argues for an original, unorthodox conception about the relationship between globalization and contemporary nationalism. While the prevailing view holds that nationalism and globalization are forces of clashing opposition, Sabanadze establishes… Read more »

Oliver Reisner – What Can and Should We Learn from Georgian History? Observations of Someone Who Was Trained in the Western Tradition of Science

Oliver Reisner – What Can and Should We Learn from Georgian History? Observations of Someone Who Was Trained in the Western Tradition of Science

Oliver Reisner argues that the potential foundation of national consensus and legitimization of the Georgian state becomes the subject of domestic political dispute which even extends into the classroom. Reisner,… Read more »

Paul Manning – Describing Dialect and Defining Civilization in an Early Georgian Nationalist Manifesto: Ilia Ch‘avch’avadze’s “Letters of a Traveler”.

Paul Manning – Describing Dialect and Defining Civilization in an Early Georgian Nationalist Manifesto: Ilia Ch‘avch’avadze’s “Letters of a Traveler”.

In this paper, author is primarily interested in exploring the rhetorical opposition between form and content in Lelt Ghunia’s speech, whose correct realistic representation Chavchavadze presents, in his coda, as… Read more »

Kevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian Hypothesis

Kevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian Hypothesis

The hypothesis that the three indigenous Caucasian language stocks (Abkhaz-Adyghean, Nakh-Daghestanian, and Kartvelian) are genetically related has little support at the present day among linguists specializing in these languages. Nonetheless,… Read more »

Oliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards

Oliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards

This is an analysis of a public debate on the ethnicity entry on Georgian citizens’ ID cards that enfolded in the period preceeding the parliamentary elections in autumn 1999 and… Read more »

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