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Сучасна українська ідентичність у соціокультурному вимірі
Current Ukrainian identity in the socio-cultural dimension

Author(s): Kysliuk Konstantyn
Subject(s): Methodology and research technology, Sociology of Culture, Present Times (2010 - today), Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: identity; political identity; language and culture identity; political class; regional differences; Ukrainian culture;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article is a modeling of current Ukrainian identity in a broad socio-cultural context. Methodology. The research methodology is a comparative analysis of various indicators of Ukrainian identity in the period of 2014–2016 by materials for numerous sociological studies and determination of their compliance with the modern deep socio-cultural trends. Scientific Novelty. The scientific novelty is the author’s multilevel model of the current Ukrainian identity, which reflects the cultural characteristics of the country. Conclusions. The author has shown that the transition from opposing models of current Ukrainian identity to a single one, consensus model, but with different levels of reflection is completed. Formal political level identity covers 70% of residents of Ukraine. Actual language and cultural identity is inherent about 50% of the citizens of Ukraine. The real ethnical identity – under 25% of Ukrainian. The heterogeneity of current Ukrainian identity is partly offsets by the historical and present loyalty the regions to Kyiv. In the 2014–2016, the open confrontation to Centre occurred only in external interference. Instead, the political class does not play the leading role in the process of national consolidation; moreover, it only plays up to them. The variability of current Ukrainian identity is quite accurately consistent with the deep multi-structure of Ukrainian culture, its «post-modernity».

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 12-17
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Ukrainian