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ÚJ KARAKTERŰ KÖZÖSSÉGÉPÍTŐ MODELLEK AZ IDENTITÁSKRÍZIS KEZELÉSÉBEN
NEW MODELS OF COMMUNITY BUILDING IN MANAGING IDENTITY CRISIS

Author(s): Anikó Péterbencze
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: ethnic identity crisis; complex cultural pattern; new subculture; new identity carrier;
Summary/Abstract: The study presents the conclusions of the doctoral dissertation completed at the end of a thirty-year research process. Identity crisis – as a historical category, or rather as a historical process – has long haunted modern societies. However, when this crisis phenomenon is coupled with other elements that exacerbate it, such as ethnic identity crisis, it needs to be examined in several other dimensions. My research question is whether the researched dance culture, the social community entertainment model is suitable in its old and new form and, if so, to what extent it is suitable for the preservation and/or re-creation of the Csángó-Hungarian ethnic identity and, if this is true, how new, 21st-century globalization processes will affect the representation of identity.I believe that in addition to the situational dependence that arises in identity research, the most important problem is that identity is a complex cultural pattern, the verbalization of which is highly controversial in the medium under study. Finally, I try to shed light on the dimensions that are worth exploring in the individual–community–society aspect at the micro-mezzo-macro levels. To solve the problem, we need to examine the mapped levels of the individual’s consciousness, i.e. the interaction between self-awareness, the social self, and the social policy dimensions that surround the individual. In the last few years of the past decade, a new community-building model was operating, the effects of which I see today as a chance for a new Moldavian subculture to replace the bond of ethnic identity with the mother tongue; and this cultural model can be a new identity carrier in the observed local communities in the Bacău region.

  • Page Range: 89-107
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Hungarian