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Giving meaning to identities. A case-study for the Romanian Banat region

Woudstra, Jaco (2006): Giving meaning to identities. A case-study for the Romanian Banat region. Published in: Review of Historical Geography and Toponomastics , Vol. vol. I, No. no 3-4 (26 June 2007): pp. 69-84.

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Abstract

This research is focussed on the ethnic identities from Banat maintained till nowadays under different cultural forms. Identity starts from the feeling of ‘social space’, with a specific language for each ethnic group and a specific culture evolving through time. These local ethnic identities have determined the appearance of a regional identity. A questionnaire was launched among over 500 students and many interviews were conducted, reaching the conclusion that the spirit of ‘banaţean’native of Banat) is still alive among young people, albeit with a lower. Politically, local actors participate in projects to maintain regional identity, while at the central government level seem to embrace the Banat cultural identity.

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