The Logic of violence in the Polish-Lithuanian conflict, 1920–1923

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
The Logic of violence in the Polish-Lithuanian conflict, 1920–1923
In the Journal:
Nationalities papers. 2021, Vol. 49, no. 5, p. 911-925
Notes:
Reikšminiai žodžiai: 20 amžius; Etninis konfliktas; Nacionalizmas; Paramilitarizmas; Smurtas; 20th century; Ethnic conflicts; Nationalism; Paramilitarism; Violence.
Keywords:
LT
20 amžius; Etninis konfliktas; Nacionalizmas; Paramilitarizmas; Smurtas.
EN
20th century; Ethnic conflicts; Nationalism; Paramilitarism; Violence.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe article is devoted to violence that took place in the Polish-Lithuanian borderland after the Great War. Using the theoretical insights of Stathis Kalyvas (2006), the author explores violent actors, types, and the dynamics of violence in the conflict over the neutral zone between Poland and Lithuania between 1920 and 1923. The focus is on the experiences of civilians and the social impact of violence on the formation of their national identities. The author suggests that violent ways of nation making forced the local populace to adopt national identities to ensure their security, but the process of forced nationalization was limited and may have resulted in the emergence of indifference among certain groups of the population. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1017/nps.2020.46
ISSN:
0090-5992; 1465-3923
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