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Identity as a value

Author(s): Barbara Czapik-Lityńska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: identity (individual, collective); value; history; culture; memory; language; Territory; difference; intercultural communication
Summary/Abstract: The article “Identity as a value” discusses the trends of contemporary reflection on identity. It presents some problems of individual and collective identity (cultural, social, national ones). It considers the need for identity in the view of the dynamic developmentof history and culture, identity problems, and the positive and negative influences the concept of identity may be subjected to. The author of the article draws attention to the peculiar nature of the discourses Slavic identity. They combine the identity problems of language and culture, collective memory and ethical entity. Nowadays the dominant tendency is to understand identity as a cultural value. It requires axiological memory and responsible co‑creation of an open model of culture.