CEES West Coast Seminar - 27 Sept 2012
Published: 13 September 2012
Professor Nino Javakhishvili: 'The attitudes of Georgian students to various ethnic and religious groups'
The attitudes of Georgian students to various ethnic and religious groups
Professor Nino Javakhishvili (D. Uznadze Institute of Psychology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi; Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES Visiting Scholar)
5.30pm (tea and coffee from 5pm), Central and East European Studies Seminar Room, 8-9 Lilybank Gardens
"The study of attitudes to various ethnic and religious groups, especially minorities, is important in today’s Georgia. High rate of usage of hate speech has recently become the target of interest for various local and international organizations. I will present the results of ongoing research on ethnic and religious attitudes (social distance and tolerance) conducted in cooperation with German and Japanese colleagues. I will focus mainly on Georgian data, but compare it with Japanese and German, as well as the other Georgian data from previous studies. Overall, Georgia is no exception from the general trend found in countries worldwide - Georgian students feel closer to Americans and Western Europeans than to their neighbours and minorities (Armenia, Azerbaijan), however, the social distance between them and Russians is closer than expected."
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First published: 13 September 2012