„The small problem” – what heritage should be cultivated in Szczecin? Cover Image

„Mały problem” – jakie dziedzictwo powinno być kultywowane w Szczecinie?
„The small problem” – what heritage should be cultivated in Szczecin?

(standpoints of city „elites”)

Author(s): Magdalena Fiternicka-Gorzko
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: social memory; collective identity; the German cultural heritage; symbolic domination; western and northern territories

Summary/Abstract: The article contains a presentation of the empirical results of the qualitative research among cultural elites of Szczecin. The reconstruction of positions adopted by respondents on the issue of „what heritage should be cultivated in Szczecin?” is presented. The multiplicity of these positions indicates the unsolved problem withthe Past, expressed as tension between two heritages interpreted in national categories („the German” and „the Polish” one). This tension and ways of making up with it do have some consequences for producing a „collective identity” of the city and for the processes of „symbolic domination” over the territory.

  • Issue Year: 5/2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 47-61
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish