Islam in post-Soviet Georgia1

@article{Balci2007IslamIP,
  title={Islam in post-Soviet Georgia1},
  author={Ba Yram Balci and Raoul Motika},
  journal={Central Asian Survey},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={335 - 353}
}
ABSTRACT This paper explores Islam in Georgia and analyses empirical results from preliminary field research in Tbilisi, more particularly in Kvemo-Kartli, whose inhabitants are predominantly Shi'ites and ethnic Azeris, as well as in Adjaria, where Sunni Adjars are resisting attempts at (re)-Christianization. Moreover, field inquiries were carried out in the Pankisi Valley, where approximately 6000 Kists live. Most publications dealing with Georgia's history neglect the role of Islam in the… 
Rising Armenian-Georgian Tensions and the Possibility of a New Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus
The South Caucasus region is in the news again, and not for good reasons. There have been occasional bursts of headline-grabbing events in the Caucasus since the heyday of Gorbachev-era political
Religious Revival and Deprivatization in Post-Soviet Georgia: Reculturation of Orthodox Christianity and Deculturation of Islam
Abstract The countries of the former Soviet Union witnessed a religious revivalism in the final years of the regime, although following the collapse, the revivals of the different faith communities
Azeris and Muslim Ajarians in Georgia: The Swing between Tolerance and Alienation
Abstract This article focuses on two Muslim groups, Azeris and Muslim Ajarians, who are differently perceived and treated in post-Soviet Georgia. Georgian ethno-religious nationalism bases
Political space and borderland practices in Abkhazia and Adjara: exploring the role of Ottoman legacies and contemporary Turkish influences
Abstract The article provides a comparative exploration of the role of Ottoman legacies and contemporary Turkish influences in shaping political space in the Black Sea regions of Adjara and Abkhazia.
Georgia's Experiences with Foreign Fighters: Global Recruitment, Local Roots
Abstract The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has attracted many foreign fighters from all over the world. ISIS has disseminated voluminous propaganda in painting itself as the defender of
Conversion of Ajarians to Orthodox Christianity: Different Narratives and Perceptions
Abstract Based on field research and interviews conducted in both Ajaria and Tbilisi, this article focuses on the different interpretations of the conversion of ethnically Georgian Muslim Ajarians to

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES
Religion, Nation and State in Georgia: Christian Expansion in Muslim Ajaria
TLDR
The article concludes by analyzing how Ajarians, who have come to see themselves as Georgians, redeŽ ne their religious identities, especially against the background of revived Christian Georgian nationalism.
Towards an Islamic liberalism?: The Nurcu movement and Fethullah Gülen
Often, analysis of Turkish politics and society concentrates on the polarization between political Islam as represented by the Welfare (Refah) and Virtue (Fazilet) Parties, and the secularist
Islam in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan
Islam in Azerbaijan is a multifaceted phenomenon which can be understood only in the context of a society in transition. One of the most important problems of Azerbaijani Islam is the relationship
Ethnic Groups in the Republic of Turkey
This volume represents a supplement to the first volume, which appeared in 1989, and provided the documentation on which TAVO maps A VIII 14 a-b (Republic of Turkey: Rural Ethnic Minorities) were
Religion
The present paper is a first attempt to measure and explain, from an economic perspective, the religious behavior of Uruguayans (women in this stage), and compare the results with those obtained for
The making of the Georgian nation
Preface to the Second Edition Preface Note on Transliteration and Dating Part One The Rise and Fall of the Georgian Monarchies 1 The Formation of the Georgian Nation 2 Christian Georgia: The First
Uncertain divides : religion, ethnicity, and politics in the Georgian borderlands
Disclaimer/Complaints regulations If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons.
L'Islam en Adjarie : trajectoire historique et implications contemporaines
Apres des decennies d'interdits, dans un contexte politique et culturel marque par une grande difficulte a accepter la difference religieuse, cette etude est l'une des toutes premieres a s'attaquer a
Les Azéris de Géorgie: Quelles perspectives d'intégration?
En l'abscence de conflits ouverts ou de revendications separatistes, la communaute azerie de Georgie est peu etudiee. Pourtant, forte de 370 000 habitants, elle constitue l'une des principales
La Géorgie et ses « hôtes ingrats »
La notion d'autochtonie est en Georgie un element essentiel de la definition des droits politiques. Aussi, outre les Georgiens, certaines "minorites nationales" cherchent-elles de leur cote a
...
...