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České kulturně-historické regiony ve vědomí svých obyvatel

Czech Cultural-Historical Regions in the Minds of Their Inhabitants
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Bogdova, Kamila; Siwek, Tadeusz

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Abstract The Czech Republic is comprised of different regions at the sub- national level. These are the historical lands of Bohemia, Moravia, & (part of) Silesia, small ethnographic regions, & administrative units. Their objective hierarchy derives from their former historical role, from their administrative function today, & their regional importance. In this article the authors attempt to describe the subjective hierarchy of these regions in the minds of their inhabitants, drawing on a survey of 1203 respondents from throughout the Czech Republic conducted in 2003 by the Centre for Public Opinion Research. The historical lands of Bohemia & Moravia are two regions whose existence Czechs recognize without question, while Silesia is in a weaker position & garners only two- thirds of the level of recognition accorded the other two historical lands. The cultural or ethnographic regions & the administrative units are on an approximately equal level, which is distinctively lower than that of the three Czech historical lands. More of these small regions are located in Moravia than in Bohemia or Silesia. The best known Czech regions are: Wallachia, Moravian Slovakia, Hana (all of which are in Moravia) & the Region of Khods (Bohemia). The best known region that is neither ethnographical nor one of the administrative units is the former industrial region of Ostrava.
Classification Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnosociology; History
Free Keywords Czech Republic; Regionalism; Identity; Culture; History
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 1039-1053
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 43 (2007) 5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications