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Why don't Croatian citizens celebrate their national days?


Trako Poljak, Tijana
Why don't Croatian citizens celebrate their national days? // Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination. ESA 2015. 12th Conference of the European Socialogical Association 2015. Programme Book. / European Sociological Association & Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ur.).
Prag, 2015. str. 436-436 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Why don't Croatian citizens celebrate their national days?

Autori
Trako Poljak, Tijana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination. ESA 2015. 12th Conference of the European Socialogical Association 2015. Programme Book. / European Sociological Association & Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences - Prag, 2015, 436-436

ISBN
978-80-7330-271-9

Skup
Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination. 12th Conference of the European Socialogical Association 2015.

Mjesto i datum
Prag, Češka, 25.-28.08.2015

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
National symbolism; national rituals; national days; Croatia; micro-sociology

Sažetak
This paper will examine the reasons behind current lack of active involvement of Croatian citizens in private or public celebrations of their national days, such as the Days of Independence or Statehood. This is particularly surprising considering the fact that Croatia is a relatively young democracy, which gained its sovereignty by popular support of its citizens in the 1990s, many of whom have witnessed first-hand the dramatic period of the War for Independence that these days commemorate. Firstly, we will briefly give a more general theoretical discussion on the crucial role that rituals such as national days play in the legitimization of a nation and nation-state among its members. They present an important opportunity for the nation to symbolically and physically come together and be reminded of their shared identity through social interaction and common symbols. Therefore, citizens’ lack of interest in the participation in such celebrations can have serious consequences for social solidarity. Secondly, we will examine the specific example of Croatia by discussing the official discourse surrounding the celebration of national days and how it changed over the past 20 years. We will then present the results from empirical, qualitative research conducted in February-May 2013 on a purposive sample of 85 Croatian citizens (semi-structured in-depth interviews). The results reveal: 1) meanings Croatian citizens today attribute to official national days ; 2) their perception of the importance of national days for them personally, for other citizens (the collective) and Croatian state in general, as well as 3) issues surrounding the celebration of national days that prevent Croatian citizens’ more active involvement.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Sociologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
130-1301180-0915 - Modernizacija i identitet hrvatskog društva. Sociokulturne integracije i razvoj (Ivan Cifrić, )

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Tijana Trako Poljak, (304823)

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Trako Poljak, Tijana
Why don't Croatian citizens celebrate their national days? // Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination. ESA 2015. 12th Conference of the European Socialogical Association 2015. Programme Book. / European Sociological Association & Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ur.).
Prag, 2015. str. 436-436 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)
Trako Poljak, T. (2015) Why don't Croatian citizens celebrate their national days?. U: European Sociological Association & Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ur.)Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination. ESA 2015. 12th Conference of the European Socialogical Association 2015. Programme Book..
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