Miejsce klasztoru w Wąchocku w lokalnej pamięci zbiorowej
The place of the Wąchock monastery in the local collective memory
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The article discusses the problem of the place the Wąchock monastery occupies in the local collective memory, drawing on the field research carried out in Wąchock in July 2013. The research shows that the present-day place of the monastery’s heritage in the local collective memory is connected with the post-dissolution annexation and socialization of the monastery complex in its material and symbolic dimension, pursued by the local community (but also by institutions from outside). It is also partially the result of the interaction between the Cistercians (the abbey understood as a religious community) with the environment, or, to be more precise, their being open to the previously initiated process of socialization of the monastery space as an important place for the local community, as well their reinforcing this process by actively enriching the symbolic capital of the monastery with elements of the national memory and independence traditions.
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