Vadim Szyszko: Interdependence of the Existence of the Belarusian Culture and National Identity. The Role of Local History in their Formation
(Abstract, magazine “CULTURE, NATION”, June 2017, issue 18, pp.26-32)
The article deals with the danger of cultural unification posed by globalization. It is emphazised the importance for all humankind of preserving cultural diversity in general and, therefore, the Belarusian culture in particular. The analysis of the current state of the Belarusian culture and especially of the Belarusian language is conducted. It is demonstrated the interrelationship between the Belarusian culture and national identity. It is shown the history of development of the Belarusian national identity and its state today. On the basis of practical experience the author offers a method of raising of national consciousness among students in schools with the help of local history teaching.