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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 10/23/2014)