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Na wschód od Edenu
East of Eden

Author(s): Piotr Majewski
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: civilization; nation; illusion; stereotype

Summary/Abstract: The essay attempts to reconstruct the Western European optics as a necessary precondition for demystifying and removing the delusion and stereotypes about Central-Eastern Europe. Starting from the genesis of dominant stereotypes which represent other than West European cultures as “barbaric,” “anti-democratic” and “artificial,” the author deals with some theories of nationalism which claim that the opposition between “civil” and “cultural” nationalisms is a proper instrument to define the modern construct of ethnicity in Europe.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 165-180
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish