Patriotyzm lokalny – konteksty tożsamościowe
Local patriotism – identity context
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The article is an attempt to consolidate circumstances that make the term local patriotism take on a new meaning today. Regionalism and regional identity play a crucial role in this matter. In the era of post-modernism, identity is not given and unchangeable. It is rather a constantly implemented project. Traditional concepts cover different dimensions of identity: personal, family, local, regional, national, European and human in general. Society is divided in other ways, too: religiously, economically, sexually, politically, by virtue of a hobby. An individual can belong to distinct communities at once. Regionalists today prefer different visions of patriotism and encourage us to reflect on its understanding. Local patriotism can be applied to inter-cultural dialogue.
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