„Our” and „their” cities: Vojvodina and Central Europe from a globalist perspective Cover Image

„Our” and „their” cities: Vojvodina and Central Europe from a globalist perspective

Author(s): Ljubinko Pušić, Dušan Marinković
Subject(s): Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Sociološko udruženje Srbije i Crne Gore
Keywords: globalization; cities; identity; geopoetics; Vojvodina; Central Europe

Summary/Abstract: In this particular instance, our inquisitiveness about the geoculture of identity is spurred by the fact that the major part of social reality that we are experiencing is highlighted by a sense of inevitability of globalization processes. Very few people, regardless of whether they belong to the layman or to the scientific community, can avoid a collision with the fact that the present-day world is coveredin a veil of belief that everything what is going on is highlighted by globalization processes. Such an interpretation of reality is not only encouraged by a multitude of bibliographic units which jam the scientific and layman epistolary space, but people are actually led to believe that these days there is no life outside the globalization process. In real life, however, nothing could be further from the truth. What we are attempting to determine and what we claim in this particular paper is related to the following theses: (a) cities are the most representative examples of the quantity and quality of social changes, (b) cities represent the most solid foundation of resistance to rapid changes, (c) cities in our region are the most telling indicators of them playing exactly the aforesaid roles in the aforementioned processes, (d) collective identity values, which are necessary for sustainable development, are built exactly within the urban substance of society, and (e) it is necessary to make a sociological identification of cultural and genetic peculiarities of a society in order not to create an area of misunderstanding between „our” values and „their” values.

  • Issue Year: 57/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 476-489
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian