9781785353628

Georgian Portraits

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  • ISBN13:

    9781785353628

  • ISBN10:

    1785353624

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-10-27
  • Publisher: Zero Books

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Summary

Georgian Portraits chronicles everyday life in the Republic of Georgia in the decade that followed the Rose Revolution of 2003. Recent anthropological developments argue for the use of “afterlives” as an analytical notion through which to understand processes of socio-political change. Based on a series of portraits, Martin Demant Frederiksen and Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen employ the theory of social afterlives to examine the role of revolution in the formation of a modern Georgia. The book contributes to a deeper understanding of life in the aftermath of political reform, depicting the hopefulness of the Georgian population, but also the subsequent return to political disillusionment which lead them to a revolution in the first place.

Author Biography

Martin Demant Frederiksen has a PhD in anthropology. His work focuses on subcultures, urban development, temporality and socio-political change. He is assistant professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen holds a PhD in anthropology and has done extensive research on the implications of social and political transformations in the Republic of Georgia. She is lecturer in Caucasus Studies at Malmö University and Programme Manager with the Danish NGO Cross Cultures.

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