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Title Modernism : representations of national culture / edited by Ahmet Ersoy, Maciej Górny and Vangelis Kechriotis
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 392 pages)
Series Discourses of collective identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1770-1945) : texts and commentaries ; v. III/2
Discourses of collective identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1770-1945) ; v. III/2
Contents Cultural modernization: Institutionalization of "national sciences" -- The "Critical turns": Subverting the Romantic narratives -- Literary representations of the "national character" -- Aesthetic modernism and collective identities -- Regionalism, autonomism and the minority identity-building narratives
Summary Fifty-one texts illustrate the evolution of modernism in Eastern Europe. Essays, articles, poems, or excerpts from longer works offer new opportunities of possible comparisons of the respective national cultures. The volume focuses on the literary and scientific attempts at squaring the circle of individual and collective identities. Often outspokenly critical of the romantic episteme, these texts reflect a more sophisticated and critical stance than in the preceding periods. At the same time, rather than representing a complete rupture, they often continue and confirm the romantic identity narratives, albeit with "other means". The volume also presents the ways national minorities sought to legitimize their existence with reference to their cultural and institutional peculiarity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Europe, Eastern -- History
National characteristics, European.
Intellectual life.
Modernism (Aesthetics)
National characteristics, European.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism & Patriotism.
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
Europe, Eastern -- Intellectual life.
Eastern Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ersoy, Ahmet.
Górny, Maciej, 1976-
Kechriotis, Vangelis.
ISBN 128324800X