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Author Wangler, Alexandra.

Title Rethinking history, reframing identity : memory, generations, and the dynamics of national identity in Poland / Alexandra Wangler
Published Wiesbaden : Springer VS, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (347 pages)
Series VS research
VS research.
Contents Part 1. Introduction: National Identity in Eastern Europe after Communism -- Introduction: National Identity in Eastern Europe after Communism -- Part I. Dynamics of National Identity: Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological Approaches -- National Identity as a Process -- The Life Course and Social Change -- Methodology-- Part II. Empirical Research: Historical Experience and Intergenerational Differences -- The Ukrainians in Poland: Social Structure and History -- Homeland and Belonging as Factors of National Identity -- Overcoming the Past: Experience, Memory and the Present -- Talking about Identity and Prejudices: Interweaving Sameness and Otherness -- Religion, Language and Traditions in Everyday Life -- Conclusions: Explaining Heterogeneity in National Identity by Means of Generational Change
Summary Annotation This book contributes to the theoretical and methodological discussion about how the diverging experiences of generations and their historical memories play a role in the process of national identity formation. Drawing from narratives gathered within the Ukrainian minority in northern Poland and centered on the collective trauma of Action Vistula, where in 1947 about 140,000 Ukrainians were resettled from south-eastern Poland and relocated to the north-western areas, this study shows that three generations vary considerably with regard to their understandings of home, integration, history and religion. Thus, generational differences are an essential element in the analysis and understanding of social and political change. The findings of this study provide a contribution to debates about the process based nature of national identity, the role of trauma in creating generational consciousness and how generations should be conceptualized
Analysis Social sciences
Notes Ph. D. University of Bremen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Ukrainians -- Poland -- History.
Nationalism -- Poland.
Minorities -- Poland -- History.
Poland -- Ethnic relations -- History.
Poland -- Social conditions -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3531192264 (electronic bk.)
9783531192260 (electronic bk.)