‘David and Goliath’ and ‘Georgians in the Kremlin’: a post-colonial perspective on conflict in post-Soviet Georgia

  title={‘David and Goliath’ and ‘Georgians in the Kremlin’: a post-colonial perspective on conflict in post-Soviet Georgia},
  author={Laurence Broers},
  journal={Central Asian Survey},
  pages={118 - 99}
  • L. Broers
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Sociology
  • Central Asian Survey
This article presents a post-colonial perspective on post-Soviet conflict in Georgia. Patterns of group classification and incorporation in the tsarist and Soviet eras are charted, to argue that Soviet Georgia was incorporated as a series of layered peripheries, differentiated not only by ethnic affiliation with titular groups, but also by the mode of incorporation into the wider political unit of which they formed part. This produced contrasting articulations of the link between language… 
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