Monographic Part: Polish National Minority in Zaolzie in Social Continuity and Change – the Multicultural and Educational Perspective Cover Image
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Część monograficzna: Polska mniejszość narodowa na Zaolziu w ciągłości i zmianie społecznej – perspektywa wielokulturowa i edukacyjna
Monographic Part: Polish National Minority in Zaolzie in Social Continuity and Change – the Multicultural and Educational Perspective

Author(s): Ewa Ogrodzka-Mazur
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Regional Geography, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: national minority; borderland; Cieszyn Silesia; Zaolzie; cultural identity; multi- and intercultural education

Summary/Abstract: What has been applied in the characterization of the Polish national minority inhabiting the Polish-Czech borderland in Cieszyn Silesia and in the description and explanation of various signs of this minority’s activity are elements of Tadeusz Lewowicki’s theory of identity behaviours. They are introduced in the distinguished fields to specify some selected basic determinants: (a) historical (presenting history of the minority, its identification with the territory and social group, as well as its nationality structure); (b) socio-cultural (marking the separateness of culture, language, and religion in the borderland, as well as its school education and institutions or organizations supporting culture); (c) cultural-personal (constituting the images of “dissimilarity”, the group’s specific features, and the description of functioning stereotypes); and (d) industrial-economic (which describe living standards of minority and majority groups in the borderland, their civilization rank, technical and technological condition, and life plans).

  • Issue Year: 44/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 43-64
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish