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07 June 2023

Czech National Identity and the Elements Through Which is Constructed

Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal
Czech National Identity and the Elements Through Which is Constructed

National identity is still one of the common components of identity of (post) modern people. The image of national identity is always country-specific, but individual national identities can share the same elements — for example they are associated with certain historical events related to national history, or are associated with national personalities. How the Czech national identity looks like may be by its owners more or less consciously formulated or implicit awareness. Some national and international research surveys are devoted to the topic of Czech national identity and bring partial findings concerning this phenomenon. However, a comprehensive overview of which specific elements constitute the Czech national identity and which thus contribute to its construction and reconstruction is missing in the literature. The aim of the study is therefore to find out and describe which elements constructing national identity are used in the concept of contemporary Czech national identity. The study will then use elements constructing the Czech national identity to create a coding key that, by categorizing the elements involved in the process of construction of the Czech national identity, will not only name and describe this identity, but also investigate it in more detail in future research surveys.

Source: Kolaříková V. (2020). Czech National Identity and the Elements Through Which is Constructed. Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal. 12/2: 66-96

Source web-site: https://journals.muni.cz/cphpjournal/article/view/15547/12336

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