No 1 (2010)

Rethinking the South Caucasus

Lead Editors Tsypylma Darieva and Viktor Voronkov

Table of Contents

Introduction

Rethinking the South Caucasus. Introduction
Tsypylma Darieva, Viktor Voronkov 17-27

Articles

New Life in Old Boots. Making One’s Home in a New Village after Collective Resettlement
Sevil Huseynova, Sergey Rumyantsev 28-49
"Show Me Respect." Discourses about the Parallel Economy, Kinship, and Corruption in Caucasian Communities
Nona Shahnazarian 50-72
The Feminization of Labor Migration from Georgia: The Case of Tianeti
Tamar Zurabishvili, Tinatin Zurabishvili 73-83
The Text of Deportation and Trauma in Autobiographical Writing: The Diary of Arpenik Aleksanian
Elza-Bair Guchinova 84-102
“Reconstituting” Religion: Neo-Paganism in Armenia
Yulia Antonyan 103-128
Premarital Virginity: The Cultural Code of the Gender Order in Contemporary Armenia (The Case of Yerevan)
Anna Temkina 129-159
Anthropological Notes on a City that Survived an Earthquake
Gayane Shagoyan 160-181
Street Life in Tbilisi as a Factor of Male Socialization
Evgeniya Zakharova 182-204

Interviews

The Ethnographic Study of the Caucasus and Its Social Organization
Alexander Formozov 205-222
The “Wild West” in Azerbaijan: Notes on Late 1980s Soviet Ethnosociology
Alexander Formozov 223-239

Essays

Vvedenie. Pravila granitsy i granitsy pravil (abkhazskie polevye vpechatleniia)
Olga Brednikova 240-241
Abkhazia: Amateur Cartography, Points of Reference, and Means of Assembly
Oksana Zaporozhets 242-247
Time, Forward! Summary
Olga Brednikova 248-255
Between Adler and Gagra: The Border Matrix
Elena Nikiforova 256-267
An Essay about the Border
Nadia Nartova 268-273
Mimosas, Beaches, Mandarins, or One Year in the Life of the Russian-Abkhazian Border
Olga Tkach 274-283

Review Essays

First Research and First Specialists: The Social Sciences and Humanities in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan
Sergey Rumyantsev 284-310

Book Reviews

Levon Abramian: Chelovek-prazdnik [Levon Abrahamian: Celebration Man. An Online Festschrift].www.levonabrahamian.am. Created by Elza Bair-Guchinova and Gayane Shagoyan
Anna Harutyunyan 311-312
Ter Minassian, Taline. Erevan: La construction d’une capitale à l’époque soviétique. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2007
Alexander Formozov 313-315
Darieva, Tsypylma, and Wolfgang Kaschuba, eds. Representations on the Margins of Europe: Politics and Identities in the Baltic and South Caucasian States. Frankfurt, New York: Campus Verlag, 2007
Vladimir Malakhov 316-318
Mathijs Pelkmans. Defending the Border: Identity, Religion, and Modernity in the Republic of Georgia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006
Elena Nikiforova 319-321
Lezhava, Nino, ed. Identichnost’, vlast’ i gorod v rabotakh molodykh uchenykh Iuzhnogo Kavkaza [Identity, Power and the City in the Works of Young Social Scientists in the South Caucasus]. Tbilisi: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2005. Lezhava, Nino, ed. Iuzhnyi Kavkaz: Territorii. Istorii. Liudi. [South Caucasus: Spaces. Histories. People]. Tbilisi: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Diogene, 2006
Madlen Pilz 322-324
Bruce Grant and Lale Yalçın-Heckmann, eds. Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories and the Making of a World Area. Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia, 13. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2007
Tsypylma Darieva 325-327
Razgadat' Iuzhnyi Kavkaz: obshchestva i sreda obitaniia: Sb. st.: Sotsiologiia, Politologiia, Antropologiia, Gendernye issledovaniia / Regional'naia stipendiatskaia programma Fonda im. Genrikha Bellia dlia molodykh uchenykh na Iuzhnom Kavkaze; [Otv. red. Nino Lezhava]; Vyp. 3. [Tb.]: [Iuzhno-Kavk. reg. biuro Fonda im. Genrikha Bellia], 2008. Novyi Iuzhnyi Kavkaz: peresmotret' starye granitsy: Sb. st.: Sotsiologiia, Politologiia / Regional'naia stipendiatskaia programma Fonda im. Genrikha Bellia dlia molodykh uchenykh na Iuzhnom Kavkaze; [Otv. red. Nino Lezhava]; Vyp. 4. [Tb.]: [Iuzhno-Kavk. reg. biuro Fonda im. Genrikha Bellia], 2008
Evgeniia Zakharova 328-330
Florian Mühlfried. Postsowjetische Feiern: Das georgische Bankett im Wandel. Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, 34. Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2006
Ketevan Khutsishvili 331-332

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