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Race, Gender, and Difference: Caucasus
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The Caucasus is arguably the most ethnically and linguistically diverse region in the world (or at least comparable in terms of its linguistic diversity with Papua New Guinea and India). Perhaps this diversity accounts for the difficulty of applying terms such as “race” and “ethnicity” to the Caucasian context, in which singular racial and ethnic identities can hardly be said to exist. The following remarks, which will inevitably seem rather contradictory, should be taken as attempts to make lin…

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Gould, Rebecca, “Race, Gender, and Difference: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00365a>
First published online: 2009

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