The Notion of Home and Its Role in the Identification of the Self Through National Identity: "Silyan the Stork" and the "Black Hole" of the Macedonian National Identity Narration

  • Gordana Pamukova – Saveska Independent researcher

Abstract

My choice to focus on literature in this paper and use literary work arises from my endeavor to illustrate the idea that the loss of the self and the process of fusion of the individual identity with the community / national values is a narra­tive that spans in time and that should be viewed through a broader cultural context, and that the tendency to obliterate the individual self plays the socio-cultural role for preserving the values (especially the propagation of authenticity) of the com­munity or nation.

References

[1] H.K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration, New York and London: Routledge, 1990.

[2] R. Konstantinovic, Filosofija Palanke, Beograd: Nolit, 1991

[3] A. D. Smith, National Identity, London: Penguin Books, 1991.

[4] E. J. Hobsbawm and T. Ranger, The Invention of Tradition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

[5] S. Boym, The Future of Nostalgia, New York: Basic Books, 2001.

[6] D. Birdwell-Pheasant and D. Lawrence-Zúñiga, ed. House life: Space, Place and Family in Europe, New York, Oxford: Berg, 1999.

[7] G. Stefanovski, Prikazni od Diviot Istok, Skopje: Tabernakul, 2005.

[8] G. Stefanovki, The Black Hole, (1987), manuscript made available by courtesy of the author (© Goran Stefanovski, 18 Martyrs Field Road, Canterbury, CT1 3PT, Great Britain).

[9] M. K. Tsepenkov, Makedonski Narodni Umotvrobi, kniga II, Ed. by K. Penushliski, B. Ristovski, T. Sazdov, Skopje: Makedonska Kniga, Institut za Folklor, 1980.
How to Cite
PAMUKOVA – SAVESKA, Gordana. The Notion of Home and Its Role in the Identification of the Self Through National Identity: "Silyan the Stork" and the "Black Hole" of the Macedonian National Identity Narration. Култура/Culture, [S.l.], n. 7, p. 103-112, dec. 2014. ISSN 1857-7725. Available at: <http://journals.cultcenter.net/index.php/culture/article/view/34>. Date accessed: 21 june 2024.
Section
English Articles

Keywords

home, memory, individual identity, community / national values, narratives