Volume 26 Issue 2 (April 2010)
The Scientist Florrian Mühlfried published an article about Georgia in the well-known Scientice-Magazine Anthropology Today
Shortly to appear on Wiley-Blackwell Synergy
By analyzing the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia, this paper stretches the limits of the anthropology of war and citizenship. Trying to overcome anthropologists' usual unease about commenting on 'big topics', I examine citizenship policies 'from above' and 'from below' that potentially lead to conflict and war. Special attention is paid to the role of nationality as a crucial feature of post-Soviet citizenship, and to citizenship as an effective means of neo-imperial expansion. In my conclusion, I contextualize my findings within anthropological debates about citizenship and argue that the recent stress on rights and entitlements needs to be balanced by an analysis of the repressive dimensions of citizenship regimes.
Citizenship at war: Passports and nationality in the 2008 Russian-Georgian conflict (Respond to this article at http://www.therai.org.uk/at/debate) (p 8-13)
Published Online: Mar 25 2010 11:42
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more also here: anthropologytoday.ning.com/forum/topics/florian-muehlfried