"Bridging Over Gaps and Borders" vs. Nationalism?

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Starting with classical social evolutionism, sociocultural evolution is both an active ideology and positive knowledge. In my opinion, a mix of the above two sides has become a ground that the wide range of theoretical and practical problems have been arising from. That “points at” such events as, for example, the collapse of the British Empire and Iraqi affairs. I view the mix as the rationalism’s dogmatism which automatically produces clashes of historical memories, cultural identities. Generally it creates a communications gap between the North and South, the West and East which is a dangerous alienation process too. So we should carefully distinguish among the sides. These historical, ideological and political issues are clearly reflected in a tendency of the literary process of the 19th-21st centuries which also might be considered as the major tendency of the one. In the paper, which is based by its method on comparative literature and interdisciplinarity, I would like to shed more light on the matter from the perspective of bridging the communications gap.

Keywords: Traditional and Modern Societies, Knowledge, Myth, Antonyms, Nationalism, Universalism, Progress
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Border Crissing versus Nationalism?

Mr. Giorgi Kankava

Research Scholar, Scientific Department of Georgian Literature, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature
Tbilisi, Georgia

I Graduated from the Physics Department of Tbilisi State University. since the 2001 I have worked at the Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature as a research scholar. Working over the History of New Georgian Literature I have been interested in the relations of "traditional" and "modern" societies from the view-point of historical development and perspectives of the humans. I am also interested in nationalism studies which I view as a very close field to the above one.

Ref: H08P0322