THE 'PROVINCE' FROM AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW. A REFLECTION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CULTURAL COMMUNICATION DILEMMAS ('Prowincja' z antropologicznego punktu widzenia. Refleksja z pespektywy dylematów komunikacji kulturowej)
The terms 'province' and 'provincial' describe not only a place but also a state of mind or culture. An analysis of the semantic field of this concept indicates its contradictory associations and annotations. The contemporary communication-related organisation of society renders the term in question less useful for anthropological analyses. Peripheral environments and their culture are better described by the 'local quality', universally applied in anthropology ad sociology. Today, the 'province' is a category encountered in the belles letters, where it shall remain.
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