Between national and local memories: the case of Vilnius (Vilnija) region in Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Between national and local memories: the case of Vilnius (Vilnija) region in Lithuania
In the Journal:
Journal of Baltic studies. 2023, vol. 54, no. 3, p. 625-640
Keywords:
LT
1940-1990. Lietuva okupacijų metais; 1990-21 amžius. Antroji Lietuvos Respublika.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe main objective of the article is to analyze the interactions between national and local memory cultures through a case study of multicultural Vilnius region (Vilnija) in Lithuania. It suggests that, on a national level, some memory policies implemented by the Lithuanian state can be seen as hegemonizing. Ethnic and ethno-regional categories constitute the content of these policies. They are reinforced by historical stereotypes about the region and its inhabitants, the majority of whom are Lithuanian Poles. During this process, local memories are being ignored, thus turned into counter-memories that emphasize the multi-layered identification formulas of the local inhabitants. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this article analyzes the place of the region in the Lithuanian historical metanarrative that developed over the last century. Keywords: Vilnija; Vilnius region; Lithuanian poles; memory culture. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/01629778.2022.2137539
ISSN:
0162-9778; 1751-7877
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2023-08-04 20:00:26
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