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Góralszczyzna istnieje…?
Does Highlander Culture Exist…?

Author(s): Maria Małanicz-Przybylska
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: identity; anthropology; Podhale; mountaneers

Summary/Abstract: The essay attempts to consider the justification of present-day mention of highlander culture. The accepted perspective obligates to situate the culture in question along the crossroads of an imposed discourse and individual choices (at times accepted unthinkingly) of a certain “traditional” lifestyle. Does the titular highlander culture really exist? How should this concept be comprehended? What does it mean for the contemporary inhabitants of the Podhale region? The author sought a response for thus formulated questions by referring to the history of Podhale, the role of the intelligentsia in moulding the highlander identity, as well as the strategy, activity and views of the contemporary residents of Zakopane and nearby localities.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 172-177
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish