This forum piece provides a brief discussion of the mediation of religious and ethnic identity through language in Adjara, an autonomous region of southwestern Georgia. The piece considers the emergence of a consolidated ‘Georgian Muslim’ identity in the post-Soviet period. It thus sheds light on how language acts as a site for the navigation of religious and historical difference in Adjara.
Ricardo R. Rivera. Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manning, P. (2012), Strangers in a Strange Land: Occidentalist Publics and Orientalist Geographies in Nineteenth-Century Georgian Imaginaries (Boston: Academic Studies Press).10.2307/j.ctt1zxsjjc)| false