Nové příběhy dobrého vojáka Švejka. Podrývání státu a kulturní blízkost v ukrajinsko-polském pohraničí

[img]
Preview
PDF
Language: Czech
400Kb
Title:Nové příběhy dobrého vojáka Švejka. Podrývání státu a kulturní blízkost v ukrajinsko-polském pohraničí
Creators:
Grygar, Jakub; grygar at fsv dot cuni dot cz
Journal or Publication Title:
Czech Sociological Review, 49, 4, pp. 521-549
Uncontrolled Keywords:collective memory, mimesis, bricolage, borders, boundary object, Svejk

Abstract

This article sets out to study creative works of collective memory in contrast to state-backed representations of the past. It takes as examples for analysis the erection of statues of the title hero of Jaroslav Hašek’s novel The Good Soldier Svejk in the border region of western Ukraine. It looks at the political and social contexts of creative readings of this novel and how such readings interfered with the dominant state-backed representations of the past and upset historical interpretations that had become deeply anchored in the national discourse. The erection of these statues also had the effect of expanding room for the imagination and fostering discussion of local cross-border cooperation. Activities of this nature tend to dowplay rather than emphasise the state border that cuts through the Urkainian-Polish border region. Methodologically the article is based on an ethnographic study of the unveiling of Svejk statues in Skelivce, Uzhhorod (Ukraine) and Przemyśl (Poland). These new contextualisations of Svejk help to establish an alternative representation of the past and political geography of the borderland area and make Svejk into an object that emphasises the differences between the inhabitants of the Ukrianian-Polish borderland on the one hand and the inland populations of these two stages on the other.

Official URL: http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/issuedetails.aspx?issueid=0E855576-CFDB-4642-814F-A391B3103AB4&articleid=100B8A51-D921-47DA-AA9A-71B964EA6C4E

Title:Nové příběhy dobrého vojáka Švejka. Podrývání státu a kulturní blízkost v ukrajinsko-polském pohraničí
Translated title:The New Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk: Subversion of the State and Cultural Intimacy in the Ukrainian-Polish Borderland
Creators:
Grygar, Jakub; grygar at fsv dot cuni dot cz
Uncontrolled Keywords:collective memory, mimesis, bricolage, borders, boundary object, Svejk
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 7. Section of Social and Economic Sciences > Institute of Sociology > Czech sociological review (Sociologický časopis)
Journal or Publication Title:Czech Sociological Review
Volume:49
Number:4
Page Range:pp. 521-549
ISSN:0038-0288
Publisher:Institute of Sociology AS CR
Related URLs:
URLURL Type
http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/83Publisher
ID Code:7963
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:12 Dec 2013 11:43
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 10:43

Citation

Grygar, Jakub (2013) Nové příběhy dobrého vojáka Švejka. Podrývání státu a kulturní blízkost v ukrajinsko-polském pohraničí. Czech Sociological Review, 49 (4). pp. 521-549. ISSN 0038-0288

Repository Staff Only: item control page