The symbolic places in Upper Silesia. Between "sacred" and "profane" Cover Image

Miejsca symboliczne na Górnym Śląsku. Między "sacrum" a "profanum"
The symbolic places in Upper Silesia. Between "sacred" and "profane"

Author(s): Piotr Wróblewski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: canon of national memory; ehnoscape; icons; territorialization of memory

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is symbolic places status in Upper Silesia. The author presents typology of significant areas, taking into consideration the perspective of different nations living in the region. He tries to answer the question: Do places chosen from Upper Silesia by Polish and German reflect general canon of national memory? He writes about secular and sacred space. He seeks an area which can be considered as ethnoscape and mentions icons of central cities. In the article, there are references to region’s history.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-145
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish