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. 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’. 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.

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

See on dangerserviceagency.org

Filed in: Academic Articles, Anthropology Tags: , ,

You might like:

Zaza Shatirishvili and Paul Manning – Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi Culture between “High Art” and Socialist Labor. Zaza Shatirishvili and Paul Manning – Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi Culture between “High Art” and Socialist Labor.
Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City
Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

Leave a Reply

Submit Comment

© 2017 Georgica. All rights reserved. XHTML / CSS Valid.
Proudly designed by Theme Junkie.