One of the more curious side effects of the “branding” of localities in the War on Terror was the production of certain kinds of fantastic places, such that certain otherwise unremarkable places came to be diagnosed as “Terror bases.” This chapter explores a curious dual apperception of this place within two “folkloric” discourses. Within the discourse of Georgian folklore, Pankisi is at best peripheral, within the discourse of the Folklore of Terror, Pankisi briefly became central 다운로드. Finally, author show how the peripherality of Pankisi to “the nation,” and centrality to “terror,” became a resource of legitimate violence for the Georgian State 바탕화면 달력.
Manning, P. (2008). Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The ethnography of state violence at the margins of the nation 리스크 오브 레인. In Cultural Archetypes and Political changes in the Caucasus, eds. Nino Tsitsishvili and Sergey Arutiunov. Nova Science Publishers Inc.
The Post-Soviet Wars is a comparative account of the organized violence in the Caucusus region, looking at four key areas: Chechnya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Dagestan 다운로드. Zürcher’s goal is to understand the origin and nature of the violence in these regions, the response and suppression from the post-Soviet regime and the resulting outcomes, all with an eye toward understanding why some conflicts turned violent, whereas others not 다운로드. Notably, in Dagestan actual violent conflict has not erupted, an exception of political stability for the region. The book provides a brief history of the region, particularly the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resulting changes that took place in the wake of this toppling 맨인블랙 인터내셔널 자막. Zürcher carefully looks at the conditions within each region—economic, ethnic, religious, and political—to make sense of why some turned to violent conflict and some did not and what the future of the region might portend 유튜브 멀티 다운로드.
This important volume provides both an overview of the region that is both up-to-date and comprehensive as well as an accessible understanding of the current scholarship on mobilization and violence 다운로드.
Zurcher, C. (2007). The Post-Soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict, and Nnationhood in the Caucasus. NYU Press 다운로드.
After working for Time magazine in London, Wendell Steavenson spent two years in the former Soviet republic of Georgia 다운로드. Stories I Stole captures the exuberance of a fledgling nation of local despots, mountain tribes, blood feuds, and an unlimited flow of red wine. From President Shevardnadze’s rigged elections to horse races high in the mountains; from the eerie roadside artifacts of the Soviet era to the farcical power outages in the dead of winter, here is Georgia: weird, invigorating, and still coming to grips with the legacy of its most famous son, Joseph Stalin 다운로드. Far more than a travel book, this is a scintillating menagerie of true stories peopled by vivid — and sometimes insane — characters. In the beach resort of Sukhumi, once the destination of every fashionable Russian but now wrecked by civil war, Wendell plays hangman with a secret policeman 다운로드. In the capital, Tbilisi — ensconced in Levan’s Magic Room or lounging in the steam baths — she hears about the latest duel or kidnapping 맥북 포토샵 크랙. In Khevsureti, the meadows are dotted with blue-painted beehives and yellow flowers, while just over the border there is war in Chechnya. Stories I Stole is a candid, engaging, and quietly lyrical book about a land and its people 다운로드.
Steavenson, W. (2002). Stories I Stole from Georgia. Grove Press
The book introduces the geographical, historical and ethno-linguistic framework of the Caucasus, focusing on the Russian incorporation of the region, the root most conflicts lg스마트체 regular. The author analyses individual conflicts, from their origins to the attempts at resolving them; evaluates the role of the three regional powers (Turkey, Iran and Russia); and sets out a synthesis of the Caucasian conflicts and a conclusion on the place of the Caucasus in world affairs 스플라이스 다운로드.
Cornell, S. (2001). Small Nations and Great Powers. A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus. Surrey, England: Curzon