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  • 1.
    Berglund, Christofer
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS). Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).
    Gotfredsen, Katrine BendtsenMalmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS). Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).Hudson, JeanMalmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS). Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).Petersson, BoMalmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS). Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).
    Language and Society in the Caucasus: Understanding the Past, Navigating the Present2021Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book brings together a strong and international team of linguists, historians, and social and political scientists renowned for their expertise on North and South Caucasus. Their contributions paint a compelling picture of the region’s contested past and highlight some of the enduring challenges still confronting it. Taken together, the ten chapters of the book enhance our understanding of the region’s ancient languages, shed light on historical events of crucial significance, and uncover mechanisms behind political conflict and cooperation in the tinderbox that is the Caucasus.

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    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS). Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).
    A Museum of a Museum?: Fused and parallel historical narratives in the Joseph Stalin State Museum2020In: Museums of Communism: New Memory Sites in Central and Eastern Europe / [ed] Stephen Norris, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020, p. 375-399Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS). Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).
    Boundaries of Displacement: Belonging and Return among Forcibly Displaced Young Georgians from Abkhazia2018In: Nordisk Østforum, ISSN 0801-7220, E-ISSN 1891-1773, Vol. 32, p. 117-119Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Bok review: Boundaries of Displacement: Belonging and Return among Forcibly Displaced Young Georgians from Abkhazia Minna Lundgren Östersund: Mittuniversitetet 2016, 168 sider. ISBN 9789188025807

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    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
    Enemies of the people: Theorizing dispossession and mirroring conspiracy in the Republic of Georgia2016In: Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, ISSN 0920-1297, E-ISSN 1558-5263, no 74, p. 42-53Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article connects a specific generational experience of having been dispossessed of former social status and political influence to suspicious theories of conspiracies and hidden connections. Th rough ethnographic cases from Georgia I argue that while acting as an explanatory framework for the personal experience of being economically and politically dispossessed, conspiracy theorizing may also work as an everyday means of reappropriating a morally meaningful social identity through the mirroring of a general form of political rhetoric and power. The theories analyzed in the article draw on socially and culturally recognizable registers and tap into a general atmosphere of suspicion and opacity in which mistrust of official accounts and rhetoric is reasonable and appealing. They thus work as a means of repacking generational and economical marginality into a broader framework that is of concern to the wider community and may be seen to represent an effort of reclaiming a moral high ground and being reinscribed into wider social and national domains.

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    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
    Gender in Georgia: Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation, and History in the South Caucasus. Ed. Maia Barkaia and Alisse Waterston. New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. xii, 238 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Figures. Photographs. $120.00, hard bound2019In: Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies, ISSN 0037-6779, E-ISSN 2325-7784, Vol. 78, no 1, p. 257-258Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Language and Linguistics (SPS).
    Invisible Connections: On Uncertainty and the (Re)production of Opaque Politics in the Republic of Georgia2015In: Ethnographies of grey zones in Eastern Europe: Borders, relations, and invisibilities in Eastern Europe / [ed] Ida Knudsen Harboe, Martin Fredriksen Demant, Anthem Press, 2015, p. 125-139Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The chapter explores the formative relationship between perceptions of macro-politics and everyday micro-politics in the Republic of Georgia. “Politics” in the Georgian context, I suggest, may be understood as a grey zone that is simultaneously, in emic terms, considered highly uncertain, immoral, and external to ordinary life and yet, analytically speaking, formative of everyday concerns and micro-political interactions. I discuss different aspects of perceptions of politics as opaque and inaccessible and the consequences this bear for people’s engagement and disengagement with their socio-political surroundings. I argue that due to a profound lack of trust in public institutions and political personae everyday social and economic security is pursued ‘invisibly’ through personal networks, connections and informal transactions. ‘Invisibly’, in the sense that these connections are often known only to the people involved – at least as characterized by the perceived outsider. Finally, I propose that everyday responses to political opacity and uncertainty, in the end, contribute to their reproduction in perception and experience. That is, the idea of public macro-politics as being opaque and uncertain, and the ways in which citizens appropriate and act towards this idea, in the end, produces and reproduces political practice as such. Micro-politics – maintaining and relying on informal networks and connections – is simultaneously a response to an uncertain macro-political reality and the continuing production and confirmation of this reality across socio-political scale.

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  • 7.
    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS). Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).
    Soviet, national, local?: Representations and perceptions of Joseph Stalin as a political and cultural figure in Gori2021In: Identities and Representations in Georgia from the 19th Century to the Present / [ed] Hubertus Jahn, Oldenbourg: Walter de Gruyter, 2021, p. 17-28Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Language and Linguistics (SPS).
    Void Pasts and Marginal Presents: On Nostalgia and Obsolete Futures in the Republic of Georgia2014In: Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies, ISSN 0037-6779, E-ISSN 2325-7784, Vol. 73, no 2, p. 246-264Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In contemporary Georgia and beyond, nostalgia for the Soviet past is often ridiculed and dismissed as a reactionary wish to turn back time. In this article, however, I explore generational nostalgia as temporal displacement of present political struggles. Drawing on life story interviews with middle-aged and elderly people in the provincial town of Gori, I argue that nostalgic longings may be understood as active attempts to presence personal pasts and futures that have publicly been rendered absent by an official rhetoric and practice that explicitly rejects the Soviet past. From this perspective, post-Soviet generational nostalgia temporally connects several dimensions of absence: the experience of one’s personal past being publicly cast as void; a perceived lack of social security, influence, and significance in the present; and a dynamic whereby these two dimensions render former dreams and visions for the future obsolete.

  • 9.
    Gotfredsen, Katrine Bendtsen
    et al.
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Language and Linguistics (SPS). Malmö högskola, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).
    Frederiksen, Martin Demant
    Georgian Portraits: Essays on the Afterlives of a Revolution2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Georgian Portraits chronicles everyday life in the Republic of Georgia in the decade that followed the Rose Revolution of 2003. Recent anthropological developments argue for the use of “afterlives” as an analytical notion through which to understand processes of socio-political change. Based on a series of portraits, Martin Demant Frederiksen and Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen employ the theory of social afterlives to examine the role of revolution in the formation of a modern Georgia. The book contributes to a deeper understanding of life in the aftermath of political reform, depicting the hopefulness of the Georgian population, but also the subsequent return to political disillusionment which lead them to a revolution in the first place.

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