The word 'border' has a wide range of meanings. The most common one refers to the borders of a country. But we also talk about cultural borders, the borders of growth, moral borders, or the borders of good taste. Along with a broadening of the scope of the term 'border', the problem of borderland acquires both new importance and new meaning. Even though also in this case the territorial point of view dominates, a number of typologies (J. Nikitorowicz, G. Babinski) include symbolic borderlands. The distinctive feature of such borderlands, often referred to as 'new', is their transborderity and transculturality, on account of which cultures lose their islandlike character. .
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.