2015 | 3: Elity w krajach Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej po roku 1989 | 171 - 179
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Ewolucja statusu i roli polskich elit artystyczno-intelektualnych — czyli od „totalitarnej nobilitacji” do „demokratycznej agonii”

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Evolution of the status and role of the Polish artistic and intellectual elite, or from “totalitarian ennoblement” to a “democra­tic agony”
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The status and role of the elite in society primarily depends on the specific political context. Therefore also on the dramatic times, including the ability to “demonstrate” the culture creating elite. Limiting the sovereignty of a people and repressive policies in relation to its citizens provide a unique opportunity for the intelligentsia to fulfil its vocation. After 1945 in countries belonging to the “Eastern Bloc” art people have been given a special status, making them the formation of a great influence. The year 1956 ended the “romance” of elites with power, and those who owed their recognized position to supporting the communist ideology became its greatest opponents. Paradoxically, the beginning of the end of elites came with the advent of democracy. The modern world is geared mainly towards entertain­ment and it cannot afford too much elitism because the role of the elites falls on the so-called celebrities.
  • Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski
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