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Kevin Tuite – Achilles and the Caucasus


In this paper author presents a symbolic cluster shared by the peoples of the western Caucasus — the Abkhazians and Georgians in particular — and two Indo-European speech communities: the Ossetes, who have lived in the central Caucasus for over two millenia, and the Greeks 다운로드.

Tuite, K. 1998. Achilles and the Caucasus. Journal of Indo-European Studies. vol. 26, #3-4, 89– 343.


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Zaza Shatirishvili and Paul Manning – Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi Culture between “High Art” and Socialist Labor.

In the mid-1990s at least two peculiar art exhibitions were held in Tbilisi.  One of them was called chemi tojinebi (‘My Dolls’), no one can remember what the other one was called, only that it happened 다운로드. What is peculiar about these exhibitions is that they were exhibitions of dolls, made by Georgian artists and intellectuals.  These exhibitions of dolls illustrate the emergent antinomies of Georgian urban life under postsocialism in several ways 다운로드. What could be more dissonant than the grim realities of everyday life in Tbilisi of the mid 1990s, a period of war, chaos, poverty, gloom, and the happy childlike figure of the doll 다운로드?

Shatirishvili, Z., and Manning, P. (2011). “Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi between Intelligentsia Culture and Socialist Labour”. Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories, and the Making of a World Area,edited by Bruce Grant & Lale Yalçın-Heckmann. Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia 13 hiyobi 이미지. Berlin: LIT Verlag

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Paul Manning – Love, Khevsur Style: The Romance of the Mountains and Mountaineer Romance in Georgian Ethnography

This chapter is about the romance of the mountains in Georgia, which, it could be argued, is a central Caucasian paradigm for the Georgian tradition of ethnography, since Khevsureti is the central focus of Georgian ethnograhy, the place in which exemplary Georgians are also exemplary Caucasian mountaineers 맨인더다크. Secondly, this chapter is about another Caucasian paradigm, namely, the imagined and real relationship between the indigenou intelligentsia and ‘people’, as figured in the ‘Romance of the Khevsurs’ 다운로드. Lastly, this raises an consideration of how Georgian (and generally East European) ethnography differs from American and British anthropology in that it is not epistemically predicated  on an assumption on essential alterity but on essential identity 카카오톡 api 다운로드.

Manning, P. (2007). Love Khevsur Style: The Romance of the Mountains and Mountaineer Romance in Georgian Ethnography 구글 크롬 32비트. Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories, and the Making of a World Area, edited by Bruce Grant & Lale Yalçın-Heckmann, pp. 23–46 다운로드. Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia 13. Berlin: LIT Verlag

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Helga Kotthoff – Communicating Affect in Intercultural Lamentations in Caucasian Georgia

Oral lamentation rituals have been frequently studies by anthropologists, ethnolinguists and cultural sociologists, and they play important roles in many cultures 다운로드. In Georgia, these mourning ceremonies are called xmit natirlebi (literally “crying with the voice”); the one who ritually cries is the motirali 다운로드. the women of the family and neighbourhood of the deceased gather around the coffin and in lamenting they repeatedly appeal to the dead person, address him/her or one another using special exclamation formats, eulogise the deceased, those present and those who have dies long before 포켓몬스터 디아루가 다운로드. Neighbours, colleagues and distant relatives at some point join in the ceremony and take turns in performing mourning improvisations.

Kotthoff, H 3d 동영상 다운로드. (2006). Communicating affect in intercultural lamentations in Caucasian Georgia. In Buhrig and J. D. ten Thije (eds.). Beyond Misunderstanding. pp 심즈4 심 다운로드. 289-311. Amsterdam: Benjamins.


Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

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In this paper author will demonstrate that the Svans, who speak a Kartvelian language distantly related to Georgian, preserve a structurally-comparable ritual the designation of which — ch’æch’-il-ær — is formed from a root cognate with that of c’ac’-l-oba 다운로드. On the basis of a comparative analysis of the Svan and Pshav-Xevsurian practices in the context of traditional Georgian beliefs concerning marriage and relationships between “in-groups” and “out-groups”, author will propose a reconstruction of the significance of *c´’ac´’-al- “anti-marriage” in prehistoric
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Tuite, K. 2000. “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society. Anthropological Linguistics 42 (1): 37–60.