"Górnośląskie Studia Socjologiczne" T. 6 (2015), s. 145-158.
The main topic of my article is symbolic conflict. I intend to present symbolic conflicts
which have appeared in the area of Góra Świętej Anny (the highest peak of Silesian Highland,
Poland) and its neighbourhood in the last quarter‑
century. Administratively it belongs to the Opole
Voivodeship, Strzelce County, and Gmina Leśnica and is inhabited by Poles, Germans and people
who identify themselves as Silesian nationality. Conflicts between them generally involve such
venues as sanctuary (Calvary), museums devoted to local history and historic monuments. I implemented
Lewis Coser’s theory of conflict and elements of Claus Offe’s field of ethnic conflict.