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Paul Manning – Materiality and Cosmology: Old Georgian Churches as Sacred, Sublime, and Secular Objects

Paul Manning – Materiality and Cosmology: Old Georgian Churches as Sacred, Sublime, and Secular Objects

Discourses about Georgian churches have since the nineteenth century treated the material quality of ‘ancientness’ associated with existing churches as being among their essential defining properties. This paper first explores… Read more »

Paul Manning and Ann Uplisashvili – “Our Beer”: Ethnographic Brands in Postsocialist Georgia

Paul Manning and Ann Uplisashvili – “Our Beer”: Ethnographic Brands in Postsocialist Georgia

Although Georgia is known for its wines, industrial production of beer far outstrips industrial wine production for local markets: wine consumption occurs in ritual contexts in which new wine, typically… Read more »

Laura J. Linderman – The Gendered Feast: Experiencing a Georgian Supra

Laura J. Linderman – The Gendered Feast: Experiencing a Georgian Supra

The supra is a traditionalized feast in post-Soviet Georgia characterized by abundant food and ritualized drinking. It is extremely common in social life, especially in rural Georgia. Secular rituals, social… Read more »

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