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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 »

Paul Manning – Semiotics of Drink and Drinking

Paul Manning – Semiotics of Drink and Drinking

Drink, as an embodied semiotic and material form, mediates social life. This book examines the fundamental nature of drink through a series of modular but connected ethnographic discussions. It looks… Read more »

Paul Manning – The Epoch of Magna: Capitalist Brands and Postsocialist Revolutions in Georgia

Paul Manning – The Epoch of Magna: Capitalist Brands and Postsocialist Revolutions in Georgia

In this article the author compares two periods of transition – from socialism to Shevardnadze and from Shevardnadze epoch to Rose Revolution. In both these periods of dramatic change, certain… Read more »

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 »

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