The identity of Silesians. Reality or XXth century creation?


Abstract

The identity of Silesians is the subject of extensive research. Political scientists, sociologists and historians often seek its origins. In this article, author will not search for the roots of the Silesian identity but will look at its evolution. Referring to the invigorating hypothesis of „Silesian invented” author makes an attempt to establish a clear division between this what is the historical core of the Silesian identity, and that what was entered in the twentieth century into the Silesian cultural code.


Keywords

identity; borderland; Upper Silesia; collective memory; invented tradition


Published : 2016-07-10


Bujak, P. (2016). The identity of Silesians. Reality or XXth century creation?. Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies, 4(1), 61-74. https://doi.org/10.25167/ppbs479

Piotr Bujak  pebujak@gmail.com
University of Opole, Institute of Political Science  Poland


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