Traditions of Serbian Culture – Codified and Imagined Models Cover Image

Tradycje serbskiej kultury – modele skodyfikowane i wykreowane
Traditions of Serbian Culture – Codified and Imagined Models

Author(s): Dorota Gil
Subject(s): Museology & Heritage Studies, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture, 18th Century, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: tradition; models of culture; svetosavlje; folk current; codes; codification;

Summary/Abstract: In this article fundamental codes of Serbian tradition – the codes binding together various visions of heritage and models of historical memory within the collective imagery – are taken into consideration. At the moment there are certain processes taking place that aim at reintegration of these genuine codes, be them ecclesial, folk or state-controlled, and, at the same time, there is a tendency of a creation of new codes. The adaptation of old senses (phenomena, figures, events, ideas, symbols – presented in short – derived from the beginning of their codification in the 18th and 19the centuries) enables the Serbian culture to establish a division of cultural elements called “domestic” and “alien”. At ideological-political and moral levels the forms of actualization of certain traditions are used to stereotypize and essentialize ethnic elements, both in a sphere of religious and laic values.

  • Issue Year: 11/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 175-186
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish