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Author Batiashvili, Nutsa.
Title The bivocal nation : memory and identity on the edge of empire / Nutsa Batiashvili.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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Author Batiashvili, Nutsa.
Subject Georgia (Republic)
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: What Kind of Imagined Community? A Community of Voices -- 1. We, Us, Ourselves and Our Others -- 2. We Were Always United, Except When We Were Not -- 3. Things Coded in Our Genetic Memory -- 4. Horizons, Margins and Centers of Nation-Making in the 19th Century Georgia -- 5. "It's a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards."- 6. Libri Magni or the Book that will Stop the War.
Summary This book is about a divided nation and polarized nationhood. Its principal purpose is to examine division and polarization as forms of imagining that are configured within culture and framed by history. This is what bivocality signifies--two distinct discursive voices through which nationhood is articulated; voices that are nonetheless grounded in a culturally common symbolic field. The volume offers an ethnographically centered analysis of the ways in which Georgians make use of these voices in critical discourses of nationhood. By illuminating the cultural semantics behind these discourses, Nutsa Batiashvili offers a new constellation of conceptual terms for understanding modern forms of nationalism and nation-building in the marginal or liminal landscapes between the "Orient" and the "Occident."
ISBN 9783319622866 (electronic bk.)
3319622862 (electronic bk.)
9783319622859
3319622854
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-62286-6
OCLC # 1004758845
Additional Format Print version: Batiashvili, Nutsa. Bivocal nation. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 9783319622859 3319622854 (OCoLC)989966354


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