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Florian Mühlfried – Being a State and States of Being in Highland Georgia

Florian Mühlfried – Being a State and States of Being in Highland Georgia

The highlands region of the republic of Georgia, one of the former Soviet Socialist Republics, has long been legendary for its beauty. It is often assumed that the state has… Read more »

Martin Frederiksen – Young Men, Time, and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia

Martin Frederiksen – Young Men, Time, and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia

In the midst of societal optimism, how do young men cope with the loss of a vibrant future? Young Men, Time, and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia provides a… Read more »

Gavin Slade – Reorganizing Crime, Mafia and Anti-Mafia in Post-Soviet Georgia

Gavin Slade – Reorganizing Crime, Mafia and Anti-Mafia in Post-Soviet Georgia

Arising from Soviet prison camps in the 1930s, career criminals known as ‘thieves-in-law’ exist in one form or another throughout post-Soviet countries and have evolved into major transnational organised criminal… Read more »

Tamara Dragadze – Rural Families in Soviet Georgia: A Case Study in Ratcha Province

Tamara Dragadze – Rural Families in Soviet Georgia: A Case Study in Ratcha Province

Tamara Dragadze is the only western-trained anthropologist to have done three years’ field work in any rural area of the Soviet Union. The result of her ethnographic study of a… Read more »

Paul Manning – Semiotics of Drink and Drinking

Paul Manning – Semiotics of Drink and Drinking

Drink, as an embodied semiotic and material form, mediates social life. This book examines the fundamental nature of drink through a series of modular but connected ethnographic discussions. It looks… Read more »

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