აღმსარებლობა და ეთნიკურობა: ქართველ ებრაელთა და ქართველ მუსლიმთა იდენტობის კონსტრუირების მოდელები

Abstract
The paper deals with the identity formation process in Georgia in its early stage and focuses on the interrelation of the ethnic, religious and cultural factors in the definition of Georgian national identity. From the second half of the 19th century, similarly to the other imperial spaces, the problem of definition of ethnic, religious and cultural identities actualized in Georgia. The main goal of the discussions was to find answers to the following questions: who are We – Georgians? Who are the Others? What are the markers which determine the borderline between Us and Them? Who and on what basis should one be included or excluded? The formation of identity is a complex process. In the case of Georgia, the issue was even problematic due to the ethnic and religious diversity of the country and, moreover, because of a religious multiplicity of the Georgian ethnic group in itself. Thus, the issue of national belonging of the non-Orthodox Georgians – Georgian Catholics, Gregorians and Muslims actualized. Alongside these groups, the identity of the Georgian Jews came to the forefront as well. In this context, the decisive role of religion in defining national identity was questioned during intense debates, while the importance of the common historical experience and cultural factors like language, customs and traditions were underlined. The research is based on the analysis of various Georgian language press materials. A newspaper is an interesting source itself as it reflects not only on the ideas and positions of intellectuals but highlights the public opinion and tendencies of that period as well.
Description
კონფერენცია მიძღვნილია აკადემიკოს კოტე წერეთლის 100 წლის იუბილესადმი/ DEDICATED TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ACADEMICIAN KONSTANTINE TSERETELI
Keywords
აღმსარებლობა, ეთნიკურობა, იდენტობა, Faith, Ethnicity, Identity
Citation
XV საფაკულტეტო სამეცნიერო კონფერენცია, თეზისები, ივლისი 5-6, 2021, გვ. 99-101/ XV Faculty Scientific Conference, Abstracts, July 5-6, 2021, pp. 99-101