EEGA Colloquium: Tatia Tavxelidze – “Ethnocentrism and value judgements against ethnic minorities in Georgia”

Within the framework of the EEGA colloquium EEGA fellow Tatia Tavxelidze (Research Area 5) is going to present her research project “Ethnocentrism and value judgements against ethnic minorities in Georgia ”.

This colloquium delves into the subject of ethnocentrism and the resultant value judgments directed at ethnic minorities in Georgia. It explores how individuals often exhibit a bias in favour of their own culture, leading to beliefs in cultural superiority and the assessment of other cultures from a narrow cultural perspective. This dynamic can contribute to discrimination, antipathy, and potentially even ethnic conflicts. The colloquium will examine the core theories of ethnocentrism and illustrate them through specific examples of stereotypes and prejudices held by the ethnic Georgian majority against ethnic minorities. Its objective is, at the example of Georgia, to shed light on how cultural differences and distinctiveness influence the formation of cultural stereotypes.

Date: 8 February 2024, 2.00-3.30 pm (CET)

Venue: Online via ZOOM (please register here)

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