Racisms in the Southern Caucasus: Multiple Configurations

  • Nikolay Zakharov
  • Ian Law
Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)


Contemporary formations of race and racism across the Southern Caucasus region are intimately connected with racialised histories, the legacy of Ottoman, Turkish and Soviet political projects and making of three new racial states: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan which came into being in the post-Soviet era. It is in the interface between racial Europeanisation and the resurrection of both Russian racialised modernity and local racial nationalisms that the specificities of racisms in the Southern Caucasus region can be found here at this spatial intersection between Eastern Europe, Russia and Western Asia. The Soviet experience of domination, the knowledge regime of racial science and global circulation of dominant forms of racial discourse, together with multiple configurations of ethnoracial differentiation and division have all influenced these outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolay Zakharov
    • 1
  • Ian Law
    • 2
  1. 1.UppsalaSweden
  2. 2.LeedsUK

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