Crossing Borders vs. Nationalism?
Started 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 mixture “points at” such events as the collapse of the British Empire and present-day Iraqi affairs. I view the mix as rationalism’s dogmatism which automatically produces clashes of historical memories and 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 and Myth, Nationalism and Universalism, Progress
Mr. Giorgi Kankava
Research Scholar, Scientific Department of Georgian Literature, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature
Interested in relations of the "traditional" and "modern" societies from a perspective of more security of the humans.
General view: there are not existed such problems in the world as we can not solve, but we may have less knowledge than it is needed them to be solved.