W stronę tożsamości grupowej. Przestrzeń miejska a media w okresie 2-8 kwietnia 2005 roku
Towards a group identity. An urban space and media between 2 and 8 April 2005
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The text is devoted to the events that took place in the Polish cities between 2 and 8 April 2005 - in the period of the national mourning after the death of John Paul II. It seems that it was during this period that a national religious community and collective identity connected with it manifested their existence at the streets. The actions jointly undertaken by social actors, such as white marches, joint prayers, singing and numerous references to national and religious symbols, had visible features of the transitional period that is why the author of the article, analyzing the very socio cultural behaviours, refers to the theory of Arnold van Gennep and Turner’s conception connected to it. The phenomenon of this event cannot be considered without taking into account the means of mass media, their role in the contemporary world and power of their influences. Thus, the references were made to the theory of Jean Boudrillard and the qualitative analysis of the contents of press texts in the period under investigation was conducted.
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