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2009 | 35 | 139-151
Article title

SOME REFLECTIONS ON A FLAG. TOWARDS ANTHROPOLOGY OF NATIONALISM (Refleksje o fladze. W strone antropologii nacjonalizmu)

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PL
Abstracts
EN
The article investigates the symbolic and mythical significance of a national flag. Drawing on observations of the uses of the American flag and literature the author analyzes different dimensions of a national flag. He looks at a flag from different angles and shows diverse interpretative tropes. The article shortly analyzes such phenomena as modernity of national flag, the cult of a flag, magic of a flag and symbolic emptiness of a flag. Basically, the author argues that from cognitive point of view a flag may be described as metonymy which provides mental access to abstract concept of a nation.
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Year
Issue
35
Pages
139-151
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Krzysztof Jaskulowski, Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej, Wydzial Zamiejscowy we Wroclawiu, Katedra Studiów Europejskich, ul. Grunwaldzka 98, 50-357 Wroclaw, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA07188
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.51e75d80-1976-3b7f-ba0a-666b9ae2be4a
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