From Bessarabia to Republica Moldova: the mental map of symbolic space construction’s processes

Virgiliu Bîrlădeanu – 2008

This paper will research the processes of symbolic construction of the Republic of Moldova space in the context of the formation of normative practices related to political projects of the collective identity and of the quest/manifestation of the collective identity in the modern world reference system. For the purpose of this research, the space is represented by the symbolic universal features of identity, which delimitates the geographical and administrative status of a territory, as well as marks its construction and enrichment with the necessary meaningfulness. Thus, during the last two centuries, within the social and political practices of political identity construction, the space and its boundaries in the Republic of Moldova have supported multiply the self-description discourses filled with constants of continuity and legitimacy models.

Title
From Bessarabia to Republica Moldova: the mental map of symbolic space construction’s processes
Publisher
Research Project: New and Ambiguous Nation-building Processes in South-eastern Europe
Keywords
Moldova
Date
2008
Language
eng
Type
Text
Format
application/pdf