CULTURAL AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE PERIOD OF GLOBALIZATION AND EUROPEIZATION

Ilija Aceski

Abstract


The author of this paper is trying to give answers to some
questions. First, is the European cultural identity after which we are
searching for now similar or close to the ethnic or national identity and
how it shows itself historically in modern national states and can the
model of the European citizen be derived from the model of nationality,
according to the example how they are derived in Europe today.
Second, that the European identity can be anticipated similar to
the classic search for the identity, that it is a question of primordial
identity, but yet it is a matter of something that there is no clearly
determined borders, and which forms and changes permanently: simply
“a cultural war” is waging about the question how to define, practice
and simply imagine the identity.
Finally, the discourse for the European cultural identity
implicate very clear relation between the identity and culture, by the
reasons that the base of the national identity is in the culture, it is a
general media, bloodstream where members of a community live in.
Simply the people should learn to live in plural cultural communities. In
that sense Europe might start to build itself as a community of different
cultures.


Key words: IDENTITY, UNITED EUROPE, GLOBALIZATION,
CULTURE, NATION.


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