canon of national memory; ethnoscape; icons; territorialization of memory; miejsca pamięci; pamięć przodków; Upper Silesia; Górny Śląsk; symbolika; sacrum; profanum
"Górnośląskie Studia Socjologiczne" Nr 1 (2010), s. 133-145.
The subject of the article is symbolic places status in Upper Silesia. The author presents
typology of significant areas, taking into consideration the perspective of different nations living in
the region. He tries to answer the question: Do places chosen from Upper Silesia by Polish and German
reflect general canon of national memory? He writes about secular and sacred space. He seeks
an area which can be considered as ethnoscape and mentions icons of central cities. In the article,
there are references to region’s history.