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Полесье и опыт национального конструирования (1988–1995)
Polesie and the Attempt of Nation-Building (1988-1995)

Author(s): Volha Tsadko
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Political history, Period(s) of Nation Building, Politics and Identity
Published by: Палітычная сфера
Keywords: Polesie; National Movement; “Polisse”; Nationalism; Identity Construction; Polesie Literary Language; Regionalism;

Summary/Abstract: The article evaluates the experience of nation-building in the case of ideological activity of Social and Cultural Association “Polisse”. The author analyses causes of its appearance, the tools used by its creators and the potential of the ethno-political myth they produced. The myth created by “Polisse” was a comprehensive and theoretically elaborated concept, which radically contradicted the previously adopted mythological narratives. Despite a wide range of ideas and rich argumentation, the myth failed to become a part of local identity, since it was rejected by the population of the region.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 78-93
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Belarussian