Silesia consumed. Identity on the pop culture playground (?) Cover Image

Śląsk skonsumowany. Tożsamość na popkulturowym placu zabaw (?)
Silesia consumed. Identity on the pop culture playground (?)

Author(s): Barbara Orzeł
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych - Wydział Filologiczny - Uniwersytet Śląski
Keywords: Upper Silesia; consumerism; consumptionism; social media, internet memes

Summary/Abstract: The main question of this article is: how should we think about Silesia in the age of mass culture? In the light of specific historical situation, generated stereotypes, symbols it will be necessary to reassess our picture of Silesian-ness. Undoubtedly, the new ways of communication (e.g. social media, internet memes) and consumption has changed the way we consider about our identity. Silesian-ness has been put in a brand new context, it had suddenly become very fashionable.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 42-50
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish