Vol. 13 No. 2 (2019): XIII International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : Political Events of 1980-1990s and Literary Discourse
Doctoral Section

The Search For New Identity on the Pages of Magazine „Pioneri“ („Nakaduli“)

Mariam Giorgashvili
TSU, PhD Student

Published 2019-12-20


  • 1990s,
  • Periodicals for Children,
  • New Identity


Purpose of this report is to analyze periodicals for children in the late 1980s and early 1990s – „Pioneri“ („Nakaduli“ since 1990). The pages of these periodicals illustrate the quest of young generation for the new national and cultural identity. Along with the fiction, the magazine contained the interviews and analytical articles evaluating the contemporary events. The opinions of the outstanding public figures about the role of the Youth in the national movement, the painful process of re-valuation of the beliefs. Politically biased Komsomol (Communist Young League) started to fail and the alternative youth groups with diverse goals and interests emerged; the magazine added the rubric Conversations About Religion. Involvement of the young generations into the social processes raised hopes, but owing the fact of the past hardships and the difficult heritage of the country the crisis is inevitable.