Identities and Representations in Georgia from the 19th Century to the Present

  • Herausgeber(in): Professor Dr. Hubertus Jahn
  • Titel: Identities and Representations in Georgia from the 19th Century to the Present
  • Reihe: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs. Kolloquien
  • Bandnummer: 103
  • Verlagsort: Berlin/Boston
  • Erscheinungsjahr: 2021
  • Umfang: XII, 194 S.
  • ISBN: 978-3-11-065927-6
  • Beschreibung:

    This interdisciplinary volume explores various identities and their expressions in Georgia from the early 19th century to the present. It focuses on memory culture, the politics of history, and the relations between imperial and national traditions. It also addresses political, social, cultural, personal, religious, and gender identities. Individual contributions address the imperial scenarios of Russia’s tsars visiting the Caucasus, Georgian political romanticism, specific aspects of the feminist movement and of pedagogical reform projects before 1917. Others discuss the personality cult of Stalin, the role of the museum built for the Soviet dictator in his hometown Gori, and Georgian nationalism in the uprising of 1956. Essays about the Abkhaz independence movement, the political role of national saints, post-Soviet identity crises, atheist sub-cultures, and current perceptions of citizenship take the volume into the contemporary period.

  • Inhalt:
    Table of content (S. V–VI)
    Acknowledgements (S. VII)
    Notes on transliteration and spelling (S. IX)
    List of abbreviations (S. XI–XI)
    Hubertus Jahn
    Introduction (S. 1–8)
    Lasha Bakradze
    Past and Future of the Stalin Museum in Gori (S. 9–15)
    Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen
    Soviet, National, Local? Representations and Perceptions of Joseph Stalin as a Political and Cultural Figure in Gori (S. 17–28)
    Malkhaz Toria
    Historical Debates and the Likhni Declaration as a Decisive Event in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict (S. 29–38)
    Nutsa Batiashvili
    The Liminal. Colonial Identity on the Margins of an Empire (S. 39–51)
    Natia Mestvirishvili/Maia Mestvirishvili/Tamar Khoshtaria
    National Identity and Perceptions of Citizenship in Georgia over the last Decade (S. 53–67)
    Jeremy Smith
    Georgian Nationalism and Soviet Power. Between Accommodation and Revolt (S. 69–82)
    Martin Demant Frederiksen
    Meaningless People. Atheism, Subjectivity and Unrepresented Identities in Georgia (S. 83–97)
    Timothy K. Blauvelt/Anton Vacharadze
    Iakob Gogebashvili and the Natural Method. Textbooks, Modernity and Nationalism in the Late Tsarist Periphery (S. 99–115)
    Nikoloz Aleksidze
    Old Saints and New Anxieties. Sainthood and Nationhood in Modern Georgia (S. 117–135)
    Zaal Andronikashvili
    Georgian Political Romanticism in the Caucasus (S. 137–149)
    Khatuna Gvaradze
    The Womenʼs Question in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries and Georgia’s National Movement (S. 151–167)
    Hubertus Jahn
    Visits of Tsars to the Caucasus as Representations of Empire (S. 169–184)
    List of Contributors (S. 185–189)
    Index of Persons (S. 191–194)