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Modernity, Space and Identity Construction

Boris Banovac ; Faculty of Law, University in Rijeka

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (19 MB) str. 113-132 preuzimanja: 159* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Banovac, B. (2000). Modernitet, prostor i konstrukcija identiteta. Revija za sociologiju, 31 (3-4), 113-132. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Banovac, Boris. "Modernitet, prostor i konstrukcija identiteta." Revija za sociologiju, vol. 31, br. 3-4, 2000, str. 113-132. Citirano 19.10.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Banovac, Boris. "Modernitet, prostor i konstrukcija identiteta." Revija za sociologiju 31, br. 3-4 (2000): 113-132.
Banovac, B. (2000). 'Modernitet, prostor i konstrukcija identiteta', Revija za sociologiju, 31(3-4), str. 113-132. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 19.10.2019.)
Banovac B. Modernitet, prostor i konstrukcija identiteta. Revija za sociologiju [Internet]. 2000 [pristupljeno 19.10.2019.];31(3-4):113-132. Dostupno na:
B. Banovac, "Modernitet, prostor i konstrukcija identiteta", Revija za sociologiju, vol.31, br. 3-4, str. 113-132, 2000. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 19.10.2019.]

The paper deals with the relationship of modernity and spatial identification. The first part of the paper is an analysis of the mentioned relationship on a theoretical level. The main framework is the process of modernisation that in diverse variants brings about the destabilisation of identity, which is manifested as an identity crisis on both the individual and the collective level. Since identity is at the same time a basic human need and prerequisite of a community, the identity crisis leads to various types of latent and manifest conflicts. The spatial dimension of sociability has always played an important role in the structuring of individual and collective identities, but in the societies of late modernisation it acquires new meanings. Under the influence of territorial disintegrations, which emerge as a consequence of the globalisation processes, the significance of identification on local and regional levels in correlation to the national level becomes greater. Movements and structured models of behaviour emerging on this basis cannot simply be observed as a (conservative) reaction to the modernisation and globalisation processes and as attempts to defend the old identities. The new forms of spatial identification represent a complex phenomenon that appears through the interaction of topical social processes that restructure traditional spatial identities and give them new meanings that are compatible with democratic values. The second part of the paper represents an analysis of the results of empirical research that was conducted in 1998 in the region of the Croatian part of Istria, a region in many respects paradigmatic when it comes to identity construction. The analysis of various aspects and dimensions of spatial identification in many ways confirm the quoted assumptions. The research undoubtedly indicates that the issue is about phenomena that are not only complex, but are profoundly contradictory since their structure consists of a hybrid conjunction of new and old elements: affective and rational, traditional and modem.

Ključne riječi
modernity; space; collective identity; spatial identification; localism; regionalism; values

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