Hi Everybody,
I will be teaching English in Georgia (Batumi or Tbilisi) for a year or two.  I want to become an anthropologist focusing on studying the state through the school system.  I was wondering if y'all could give me a big list of things to read about the Caucus and Georgia in particular.   So far I am aware of the work done by Erin Koch, Paul Manning, Mathijis Pelkmans, and James Wertsch.  Any suggestions?
Thanks in Advance!
Dustin Gilbreath

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Hello Dustin,
There is in fact quite a bit to read about Georgia and the Caucasus, depending on what topics you are interested in and what languages you can read. This past May I gave a talk purporting to summarize the state of the art in Western Caucasology, and was amazed how much quality stuff has been published recently. As a start, I could suggest looking through the Georgia bibliography at Indiana University's library web site (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1001199). It is far from complete and not entirely representative, with a slant toward work on contemporary social and political issues.
good luck with your summer reading!
Kevin Tuite

PS. James Wertsch? I remember a Vygotsky specialist by that name from way back when. Same person?
Same James Wertsch. Thanks for this bibliography; its the best I have seen yet!

Kevin Tuite said:
Hello Dustin,
There is in fact quite a bit to read about Georgia and the Caucasus, depending on what topics you are interested in and what languages you can read. This past May I gave a talk purporting to summarize the state of the art in Western Caucasology, and was amazed how much quality stuff has been published recently. As a start, I could suggest looking through the Georgia bibliography at Indiana University's library web site (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1001199). It is far from complete and not entirely representative, with a slant toward work on contemporary social and political issues.
good luck with your summer reading!
Kevin Tuite

PS. James Wertsch? I remember a Vygotsky specialist by that name from way back when. Same person?

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