By Nelly Bekus
Rejecting the cliché approximately “weak id and underdeveloped nationalism,” Bekus argues for the co-existence of 2 parallel suggestions of Belarusianness—the authentic and the choice one—which mirrors the present country of the Belarusian humans extra correctly and permits a special interpretation of the interconnection among the democratization and nationalization of Belarusian society. The e-book describes how the ethno-symbolic country of the Belarusian nationalists, in line with the cultural capital of the Golden Age of the Belarusian earlier (17th century) competes with the “nation” institutionalized and reified via the various civic rituals and social practices less than the auspices of the particular Belarusian kingdom. evaluating the 2 techniques not just offers realizing of the good judgment that dominates Belarusian society’s self-description versions, but additionally permits us to judge the probabilities of other Belarusianness to win this unequal fight over identity.
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