Caucasian conflicts and the way out of deadlock through cultural affirmative philosophy

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department Communication
Author Betlemidze, Mariam
Title Caucasian conflicts and the way out of deadlock through cultural affirmative philosophy
Date 2012-05
Description This essay will elaborate on the South Caucasian conflicts of Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which happened from 1988-1994, and those between Georgia and its breakaway territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia from 1991-1993. The goal is to show how Cultural Affirmative Philosophy may transform no-war-norpeace situations into new possibilities for gradual conflict resolution. The thesis argues that the roots of the current ethnic and territorial antagonisms in the Caucasus are not in ancient hatreds, but are the results of war machines that were put into motion during the 90s and continue to keep communities and decision-makers enslaved by transcendental dynamics. Despite all the existing obstacles, it is still possible to deactivate the war machines through the lines of flight between similarly nomadic actors online. New media activism, which is accurately described by the Deleuzo-Guattarian concept of the rhizome, can challenge barriers that divide postwar communities and create platforms for understanding of the grievances, hopes, and fears of each side.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Citizen journalism; Conflict resolution; Cyber war; Hactivism; Media; War machines; Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, 1988-1994
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Mariam Betlemidze 2012
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,335,750 bytes
Identifier us-etd3/id/656
Source Original in Marriott Library Special Collections, DK5.5 2012 .B47
ARK ark:/87278/s6x642qq
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Date Created 2012-05-04
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 194820
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x642qq
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