Article | Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 | The Role of Culture in Creation of Regional and a Common European Cultural Identity - Istrian Case Study

Title:
The Role of Culture in Creation of Regional and a Common European Cultural Identity - Istrian Case Study
Author:
Nataša UroŇ°ević: Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
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Year:
2011
Conference:
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Issue:
062
Article no.:
016
Pages:
147-158
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2011-11-22
ISBN:
978-91-7519-993-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


This paper explores the processes of imagining the nation and the construction of identity in the competing narratives of the Istrian history; space and culture as the key references of identities derived from the transcultural contact zone at the crossroads of the Mediterranean; Central Europe and Balkans. We will demonstrate how the intellectual elites of this liminal borderland made a use of culture for the nation- and region- building. Our research will be focused on the articulation of the regional cultural identity; narrated in the work of the Istrian polyhistor Mijo Mirkovic (1898-1963); who used the elements of traditional culture to (re)construct the local identity; seriously endangered in the period of fascism. His work also provides a model for understanding the transition from the pre-industrial oral culture into an unstable modernity which seized Istria in the most barbarous of manners employing the imperial and colonizing trespassing practice; the untypical ideological blend of a mass consumer culture and aggressive interventions of totalitarian ideologies into identity. We will also explore contemporary models of creative use of culture in creation of regional and a common European cultural identity.

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Nataša UroŇ°ević
Title:
The Role of Culture in Creation of Regional and a Common European Cultural Identity - Istrian Case Study
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Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Nataša UroŇ°ević
Title:
The Role of Culture in Creation of Regional and a Common European Cultural Identity - Istrian Case Study
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