Cover Osteuropa 12/2009

In Osteuropa 12/2009
Teil des Lesepaket Ideengeschichte

Patterns of Identity, Framework of Analysis, Myth

Stefan Troebst

Deutsche Fassung


The idea of an element binding all Slavs or Slavophones in space and time comes in many forms: “Slavicity” acts periodically as a effective instrument for political mobilisation. It directs cognitive interest in cultural studies research and remains to this day a highly productive myth in art and literature. The rise of a new dimension of Slavicity is to be expected through the influence of the “Slavisation” of the European Union.

(Osteuropa 12/2009, pp. 7–20)