Thinking locally/thinking in minority. Essay on Silesia. Cover Image

Myślenie lokalne / myślenie w mniejszości. Szkic o Śląsku.
Thinking locally/thinking in minority. Essay on Silesia.

Author(s): Aleksandra Kunce
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: identity – Silesia – cultural space – space and identification

Summary/Abstract: The author asks the question about understanding the idea of ‘thinking in minority’. She attempts to show minority as cultural locum, that creates a specific mental space. She analyzes the patterns of such thinking in outlining flashpoints for the identity. She describes such cultural locum as a form of open ‘experienceness’. Showing cultural and literary image of Silesia, she tries to present local epistemology. She identifies the problems that Poland as a state encounters while understanding the specificity of ethnic and national minorities.

  • Issue Year: 2/2008
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 43-56
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish