A Symbolism of a Holiday as a Determinant of Identity

Vuković, Ana (2021) A Symbolism of a Holiday as a Determinant of Identity. Science and Society: Journal of Social Science, VIII (2). pp. 14-29. ISSN 2335-0792

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The article analyzes the attitude toward the holiday on the example of March 8 as a component of women's identity. In the first part of the paper, we will give a brief historical overview of the origins of holidays. The second part of the paper will include an analysis of data on March 8 based on the author's research. The basic thesis in the paper is that the attitude towards the holiday depends on the individual attitude of women towards identity and the collective attitude towards the holidays as an intangible heritage in the wider social context. The aim of this paper is to point out that the attitude about the holiday is conditioned by the way of intragenerational and intergenerational attitudes toward memory, but also by the social position of women as a group in different historical periods. The author concludes that the main guardians of the festive cultural heritage are women as a social group, and the potential disqualification of March 8 as an irrelevant historical date, which was done through a form of celebration makes meaningless the significance of women’s position in society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: equality, March 8, memory, society, women
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 16:39
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 16:39
URI: http://iriss.idn.org.rs/id/eprint/1138

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