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Authors:Nataša Uroševic: Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
Publication title:The Role of Culture in Creation of Regional and a Common European Cultural Identity – Istrian Case Study
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:062
Article No.:016
Abstract: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.
Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:12
Pages:147-158
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/016/ecp11062016.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Nataša Uroševic (2011). The Role of Culture in Creation of Regional and a Common European Cultural Identity – Istrian Case Study, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=016 (accessed 9/15/2014)