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Author Manning, Paul, 1964- author

Title Strangers in a strange land : occidentalist publics and orientalist geographies in nineteenth century Georgian imaginaries / Paul Manning
Published Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Cultural revolutions : Russia in the twentieth century
Cultural revolutions.
Contents Introduction : Europe started here -- Languages of nature, culture, and civilization : Letters of a traveler -- Imperial and colonial sublime : the aesthetics of infrastructures -- Correspondence : "Georgians, that is, readers of Droeba" -- Spies and journalists : aristocratic and intelligentsia publics -- Writers and speakers : pseudonymous intelligentsia and anonymous people -- Dialogic genres : conversations and feuilletons -- Writing and life : fact and fairy tale -- Fellow travelers : localism, occidentalism, and orientalism -- Conclusion : a stranger from a strange land
Summary In this text Manning examines the formation of nineteenth-century intelligentsia print publics in the former Soviet republic of Georgia both anthropologically and historically. At once somehow part of "Europe," at least aspirationally, and yet rarely recognized by others as such, Georgia attempted to forge European style publics as a strong claim to European identity. These attempts also produced a crisis of self-definition, as European Georgia sent newspaper correspondents into newly re-conquered Oriental Georgia, only to discover that the people of these lands were strangers. In this encounter, the community of "strangers" of European Georgian publics proved unable to assimilate the people of the "strange land" of Oriental Georgia. This crisis produced both notions of Georgian public life and European identity which this book explores
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Subject Group identity -- Georgia (Republic)
Intellectuals -- Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 19th century.
Georgia (Republic) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1618111256 (electronic bk.)
9781618111258 (electronic bk.)
9781618117076 (electronic bk.)
1618117076 (electronic bk.)