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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.

In the mid-1990s at least two peculiar art exhibitions were held in Tbilisi.  One of them was called chemi tojinebi (‘My Dolls’), no one can remember what the other one… Read more »

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

At the center of the postsocialist mythological space of Old Tbilisi there are two 19th century figures, the kinto (Georgian k’int’o, the urban street peddler) and the qarachogheli (urban guild… Read more »

New Publications: December 2015

New Publications: December 2015

Book Review Wheatley, J.. (2015). Review of The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918–2012: The First Georgian Republic and Its Successors. Slavic Review, 74(4), 930–932. The Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918–21)… Read more »

Revaz Gachechiladze – The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics

Revaz Gachechiladze – The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics

After the collapse of the socialist political system that had glued the Soviet Union together, two dozen nations re-emerged on the world stage. The New Georgia presents both a broad… Read more »

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

This collection of essays spans numerous disciplines, including urban planning, architecture, and history. The study focuses on the interrelated transitions of city culture and city planning in modern Georgia, establishing… Read more »

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