Xenophobia and anti-semitism in the concept of Polish literature
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In today’s Central Europe ethnolinguistic nationalism is the region’s standard normative ideology of statehood creation, legitimation and maintenance. This ideology that in spatial terms, the area of the use of national language X should overlap with the territory of nation-state X, in which all members of nation X should reside. In terms of cultural policy, this means that only works written by “indubitable” members of nation X in language X can be seen as belong-ing to culture X. This self-limiting pattern of ethnolinguistic “purity” (homogeneity) excluded from 20th century Polish literature much of traditional Polish-Lithuanian culture and numerous authors writing in other post-Polish-Lithuanian languages than Polish. Democratization that followed the fall of communism in 1989 partly transcended this ethnolinguistic exclusion, but the old national policy has been back since 2015.
Kamusella , T 2021 , ' Xenophobia and anti-semitism in the concept of Polish literature ' , Śląskie Studia Polonistyczne , vol. 17 , no. 1 , pp. 1-18 . https://doi.org/10.31261/SSP.2021.17.06
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