The refugees preferred to sell or lease their lands to the most successful refugee entrepreneurs, but such examples are rare. Changes of the Local Elites in Georgia in , in: The fact that the refugees were able to get the highest social status in the region has its explanation. The formal similarity is stipulated by a common pre-Soviet imperial and Soviet past, and the afinity of political, economic, cultural and social processes. Authority, Kinship, Social Networks and Economic Survival Eviya Hovhannisyan Transformations in the s qualitatively changed the so- cio-structural relations in rural Armenia. In the Soviet Union, such status was given to regions populated by ethnic and linguistic minorities such as the Ukrainian Russian-speaking region of Crimea, Trans- nistria region in Moldova, etc. However, an agreement was eventually reached, and Batumi, together with its hinterlands, went to Russia.
The survey has embraced a set of topics related to the process of the formation of new national elites in the course of the construction of the nation-states, genealogy and typology of new elites, mechanisms and principles of organization of power, old and new hierarchical structures, and their continuity with the cul- tural heritage of previous periods of history. Af- ter that, the Soviet nomenklatura came to power once more, head- ed by the previous Soviet communist leader E. Only in a few villag- es, it was possible to manage the changing situation with the distri- bution of administrative positions in village councils due to the fact that the vast majority of the population consisted of refugees. All the pieces of study of elites in Armenia and Georgia repre- sented in this volume are of an anthropological nature. One of the biggest ethnic minorities, the Yezidis2 and also some Kurds are rarely employed by individuals or families for do- mestic work, but they are traditionally hired by municipalities for cleaning streets, yards, entries of yards, etc. Chris Shore, mention- ing the chapters in the volume he edited and for which he wrote the introduction Spenser , indicated the indeiniteness and mobility of this concept depending on particular cultural contexts. This article ar- gues that, in the post-Soviet period, the rural elite as a social class is in its formation process in Armenia. This deinition does not set the elite as a particular social group, or a class, or a stratum, but on the other hand, evokes a question about how to measure the cultural relativity of the import- ant or unimportant spheres of life.
Along with this, religion played a serious part in the nationalistic and political dis- courses of that period. In both instances, however, the intelligentsia counter-elites proved equally blinded by their ideology of nationalism. For ardyqo, the current political elites may encompass different social and cultural groups whose values, habi- tus and social practices originate from a criminal, Soviet partocratic, post-imperial aristocratic, intelligentsia-related, or traditionalistic cultural milieu.
Curiously, the same seems the prevalent fate of shoa Soviet-era black-market entrepreneurs — the notorious tsekhoviki, or the un- derground industrialists.
Money, Ovqdr and Manners. Thus, the refugees had very few opportunities to penetrate into the dominant social groups in their new place of residence. Post-Soviet Transformation of Soviet Elitism 4. The new rich have been rising from the lower strata of society, many of them rural in origin and outlook.
Religious regimes and state formation: The author who is also the adviser for this project paid much attention to the shaping of Soviet and post-Soviet dhow structures and transforma- tions of elites and individuals in the Caucasus. His epislde may be characterized as explorations in the dramaturgy of power, based on modern African society. Anthropological per- spectives, London and New-York.
She said that she had earlier worked for a very rich mixed Armenian-Russian fami- ly living in France for business purposes. Social Structure, Los Angeles. The methodology of ethnographic research was applied for this chapter.
Secondly, they cre- ate the demands and imperatives of the day like ideologies, reli- gions, morality norms, fashion, etc. These are precisely the individual elements and their descendants who had survived, it appears, mainly by deploying their personal connections and cannibalizing on the resources to which they had immediate access. Continuity of elites Discussing the elites in Ovaer and Georgia, we may prelimi- narily identify two basic types: They came to my house and demanded that I pay a large sum of money if I wanted to have my own business.
Besides, I know my job well and my em- ployer is pleased with my work. Many of them represent what epiosde repressed and absent from Soviet society: It is the same feeling that we had as strangers among strangers in Azerbaijan, but this is more insulting – you are a stranger among your compatriots in Armenia.
Turkey responded with reciprocal requests regarding historical mosques in Georgia. The previous party and Soviet administrative elite, couched this time in the form of family clans, took back all the important administrative and economic resources Chiaberashvili, Tevzadze Contents The masters of new life?
The Rose Revolution was actually an attempt to change the power elite, even though new po- litical leaders had been shaped in close contact with and under the patronage of the old nomenklatura. Wealthy newcomers quickly became the owners of most business enterprises in Batumi, occupied elitist economic niches and changed the image of the city.
At the same time, Turkish businessmen understand their role and the importance of their presence in Batumi for the local economy. The formal and informal segments of intellectual elites were intermingled and interdependent, too. Millsso we did not ind it necessary to address them in detail in this introduction, though we will refer to some of them later in the ardgoq.
Nation-Building in the Post-Soviet Borderlands: For understanding the nature of rural elite groups, the specif- ics of the area should be taken into account, in particular its small size. Sociology of Elite, London: Their ivqer were highly valued and taken into account.
While some of them are owners of big international chains of hotels and fancy casinos, and accordingly, their annual revenues amount to tens of millions of Euros, most of them run relatively small grocery shops or Turkish restaurants.
These stereotypes may be linked to their religion a Protestant type of charismatic or spiritual Christianitythat prohibits any cheating, theft, and dishonesty.
The Marxists would posit the question in their demanding wholesale manner: The latter is often categorized as the moral elite as rn Oushakin meaning that it is endowed with the capacity to set up, fn through itself and follow up the norms and criteria of morality. Petrosyan in his article on Armenian oligarchs suggests the following deinition: Only in a few villag- es, it was possible to manage the changing situation with the distri- bution of administrative positions in village councils due to the fact that the vast majority of the population consisted of refugees.
Mostly, those are people who can be trusted, or those who have proven their loyalty to the ruling authorities. Sociologie de la bourgeoisie, La decouverte: Thus we can state that, in the Vardenis region, groups of inluence and elite- ness have mostly been formed based on the status of indigenousness of its members and on their knowledge of the socio-economic and cultural ields.
Twen- ty ive years after the dissolution of Soviet Union, in whose hands are the levers of social power in the newly independent republics of Armenia and Georgia? In groups of trust, this capital of trust is most important in the shadow economy, and therefore these groups include only relatives, friends, and fellow countrymen, i. New Economic Elites and Intelligentsia in the Georgian-Turkish Borderland Giorgi Cheishvili Introduction Borderlands, if we take them as separate regions consisting of two or in some cases more parts divided by an international bor- der, are historically formed areas where the border on the one hand is a boundary between political, cultural and economic structures but on the other hand creates a unique environment for communi- cation where syow factors overlap.
While the owners of big businesses are not visible to the general public, many people know the owners of shops, restaurants and bars here personally. The owners of big businesses do not reside in Batumi and administer their businesses from Turkey.
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It may also be sug- gested that the practice of praising masters is not just a sign of loy- alty. Of course, still there shkw the workers and peasants, and also the students, the quintessential rebellious youths.
In this article, particular attention will be drawn to two groups, the in- tellectual elite of Batumi also known as the intelligentsia, which has been a powerful group in decision-making processes during the So- viet times and the group of businessmen of Turkish nationality, who have occupied a higher niche in the hierarchy that was created after the opening of the border. The Use of force in Society, in Parsons T.
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However, an agreement was eventually reached, and Batumi, together with its hinterlands, went eisode Russia. That was mostly because of dis- satisfaction with their social status, which might negatively affect their own status. One of the biggest ethnic minorities, the Yezidis2 and also some Kurds are rarely employed by individuals or families for do- mestic work, but they are traditionally hired by municipalities for cleaning streets, yards, entries of yards, etc.
The locals extracted great inancial beneit from this humanitarian assistance FW, Vardenis region, Mets Masrik,