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Varken tysk eller polack : en studie i schlesisk identitet

Persson, Susanne LU (2013) EUHA20 20131
European Studies
Abstract
This thesis deals with the problems connected to national identification in Silesia, a region situated in the south-western parts of Poland by the German border, characterized by a number of border redrawals throughout the history. Through analysis applied to earlier investigations and through examinations of official documents and material produced by movements for autonomy and Silesian nationality, attributes of Silesian identity have been sought after. These have later been run against a scheme of analysis based on the criteria of nation building and ethnic communities set up by the theorist Anthony D. Smith.
The essay argues, that there in fact does not exist any basis on which to classify Silesia as a nation, as the foundation for... (More)
This thesis deals with the problems connected to national identification in Silesia, a region situated in the south-western parts of Poland by the German border, characterized by a number of border redrawals throughout the history. Through analysis applied to earlier investigations and through examinations of official documents and material produced by movements for autonomy and Silesian nationality, attributes of Silesian identity have been sought after. These have later been run against a scheme of analysis based on the criteria of nation building and ethnic communities set up by the theorist Anthony D. Smith.
The essay argues, that there in fact does not exist any basis on which to classify Silesia as a nation, as the foundation for one is still too weak. The Silesians although do constitute an ethnic group according to the applied scheme of analysis. This conclusion, however, does not correspond to the Polish law, in which Silesians still do not constitute an ethnic minority, even though they fulfill the criteria. (Less)
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author
Persson, Susanne LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHA20 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
national- & ethnic minorities, Silesia, national identity, autonomy, regionalism
language
Swedish
id
3809532
date added to LUP
2013-06-11 08:55:21
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:23:23
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  abstract     = {This thesis deals with the problems connected to national identification in Silesia, a region situated in the south-western parts of Poland by the German border, characterized by a number of border redrawals throughout the history. Through analysis applied to earlier investigations and through examinations of official documents and material produced by movements for autonomy and Silesian nationality, attributes of Silesian identity have been sought after. These have later been run against a scheme of analysis based on the criteria of nation building and ethnic communities set up by the theorist Anthony D. Smith.
The essay argues, that there in fact does not exist any basis on which to classify Silesia as a nation, as the foundation for one is still too weak. The Silesians although do constitute an ethnic group according to the applied scheme of analysis. This conclusion, however, does not correspond to the Polish law, in which Silesians still do not constitute an ethnic minority, even though they fulfill the criteria.},
  author       = {Persson, Susanne},
  keyword      = {national- & ethnic minorities,Silesia,national identity,autonomy,regionalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varken tysk eller polack : en studie i schlesisk identitet},
  year         = {2013},
}