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Raising the issue of Silesian specificity and its social conditions, the author of the article
focuses on the most characteristic ones: work, family and religion in relation to the
moral norms. First she points to historical factors of Silesian specificity. Traditional work
ethics and value of family remain a contribution of the older and middle generation. For
young generation family is value and its specificity consists in cultivating some traditional
behaviours. The specificity of traditional Silesian religiousness has been retained to the
greatest extent although it undergoes big changes in this very sphere in young generation.
The author concludes that the retention of Silesian specificity depends on the community
type. It is present to a large extent in small communities in which native people dominate
and does not exist in bigger towns with a diversified composition of people.