From sacrum to profanum: reinterpretation of communist places of power in Baltic cities

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
From sacrum to profanum: reinterpretation of communist places of power in Baltic cities
In the Journal:
Journal of Baltic studies. 2016, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 239-255
Keywords:
EN
Cultural landscape; Post-socialism; Sacrum; Place; Central–Eastern Europe; Baltic; Social semiotics.
Summary / Abstract:

ENPlaces always represent the social and cultural dimensions of societies, seen through relationships between ideas, beliefs, and hopes. Places and their social practices are interwoven into the urban fabric and have become vital components of urban and ideological identities. Ideological systems create unique arrangements and classifications of those special places, which can be called "hallowed" or "profaned." This project focuses on the recent transformation of the communist system of "sacral" spaces and their recent "profanation." The transformation of meaning, together with the use and attitude toward landscape, has become visible due to spatial and functional manifestations of post-socialist cities. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/01629778.2015.1102154
ISSN:
0162-9778; 1751-7877
Related Publications:
A History of the Baltic states / Andres Kasekamp. Houndmills, Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. xi, 251 p.
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