In the Caucasus We Count

WiP: The Georgians' Discourses of National Identity in the Context of Europeanisation, April 8 - Lika Tsuladze



American Councils, CRRC Georgia and ARISC present the 11th talk in the Spring 2015 Works-in-Progress Series!

Lika Tsuladze, Tbilisi State University and Center for Social Sciences
"The Georgians' Discourses of National Identity in the Context of Europeanisation"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:30pm
EPF/CRRC-Georgia, Kavsadze St. 3, Tbilisi

The paper discusses the Georgians’ online discourses of national identity in the context of Europeanisation focusing on two periods - initialling of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement in November 2013 and signing it in June 2014. Discussing how the Georgians’ aspiration to integrate with the EU is combined with their perception of Europeanisation as a threat to the national identity, the author explores how the national sentiment is expressed in the above discourses while performed for the local vs. international audiences.

Lia Tsuladze is an Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Tbilisi State University. Her current research relates to the youth culture in modern Georgia focusing on the construction of youth identities in the context of glocalization. Lika directs the Applied Social Science Programme at CSS since 2012. In 2014 she became a Research Director at CSS, as well as joined CSS Board.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the Eurasian Partnership Foundation at Kavsadze St. 3. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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