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Helga Kotthoff – Communicating Affect in Intercultural Lamentations in Caucasian Georgia

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. In Georgia, these mourning ceremonies are called xmit natirlebi… Read more »

Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

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… Read more »

Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

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… Read more »

Constantine B. Lerner – The “River of Paradise” and the Legend about the City of Tbilisi: A Literary Source of the Legend

Constantine B. Lerner – The “River of Paradise” and the Legend about the City of Tbilisi: A Literary Source of the Legend

The origin of the folk legend about founding Tbilisi remains entirely enigmatic, yet the parallelism observable in Jewish folklore seems to be indicative. Indeed, the main element of this plot – the… Read more »

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