What kind of a shitstorm do we have here? For some reason I thought this was the story of a kid caught up in the Holocaust, i. Fat chance of that. The parents appear to have been a little over-optimistic. For the next five years he hops from one ghastly peasant village to another, being taken in by a series of grotesque caricatures - psychopaths, sadists, rapists the lot of them. Did I say Polish peasant?
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Personal life[ edit ] He was born into a family of Silesian and Irish ancestry. He was the first student to receive a doctorate in Slavonic Philology from the latter university. This early experience of multiethnicity and multilingualism , along with family links to Czech Silesia , inspired him to embark on the doctoral research to comprehend the shaping and maintenance of ethnolinguistic and religious difference in the borderland region that borders on Poland and Slovakia in the broader context of Central Europe.
His wide-ranging findings, he presented in Borders of Language and Identity in Teschen Silesia , which is a monograph on the ethnolinguistic present of the Cieszyn Silesia. After resuming his research near the end of the 20th century, Hannan widely travelled in Ukraine , Poland, Russia , and the Balkans.
He came to the conclusion that civic cosmopolitanism, divorced from localized ethnic values as embodied in long-lasting ethnic groups often imagined as nations , failed people. An epitome of such a situation he saw in his native United States, which, according to him, explained a constant increase in genealogical research in the country, observed since the s. He did, on occasion, make note of the failings of Polish nationalism and national statehood such as the long-lasting preservation of serfdom and the never-ending quest for ethnolinguistic purity, which led to vast ethnic cleansing in the communist period — Books[ edit ] Hannan, Kevin Borders of Language and Identity in Teschen Silesia.
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