Russian Psychological Issues PsyJournals.ru
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice For AuthorsAbout PsyJournals.ruContact Us

  Previous issue (2020. Vol. 11, no. 1)

Included in Web of Science СС (ESCI)

Included in Scopus

Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2010

Published quarterly

Free of fees
Open Access Journal

 

‘Glass walls’ — considerations about European multiculturalism 951

Bodziany M.
Doctor of Sociology, Associate Professor of Security Sciences, Colonel of polish armed forces, Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Security Sciences (Affiliation), General Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces (MULF), Vrozlav, Poland
e-mail: m.bodziany@interia.pl

Abstract
European culture — the product of Western civilization that grew on the pillars of multiculturalism, expansion and progress. It is a place where for centuries a melting pot of cultures has been a natural driving force of progress and development, to which Europe owes not only its wealth. Europe also owes demographic problems to this, which today constitute the most important subject of scientific debate on the future of Europe and opportunities to maintain the achievements of the past, the level of civilization built by generations. ‘Glass walls’ invoked in the title of the article are of symbolic nature, no mention is made of real barriers known in history as the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, Hadrian's Wall and others. It is about mental and invisible walls focused around attitudes such as the ethnic and cultural distance, as well as intolerance and prejudices against any otherness.

Keywords: Europe, migration crisis, multiculturalism, a melting pot of cultures, migrations

Column: Theoretical Research

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps.2017080303

A Part of Article

Whenever a question about the future of Europe arises, the subconsciousness offers the Latin phrase placed in the emblem of the United States of America — E pluribus unum, which in free translation means ‘unity in diversity’. Almost at the same time another question appears with regard to the phenomenon that emerged in colonial times, further was strengthened during the beginning of the statehood of the United States of America in the eighteenth and nineteenth century and continues to this day, despite the very bright cultural contrasts, social inequality and attitudes of racism and intolerance still deeply rooted in the society.

For Reference

References
  1. Bodziany M. Komunikacja międzykulturowa w wielonarodowych jednostkach wojskowych [Intercultural communication in multinational military units]. Wrocław: WSOWL Publishing House, 2012. 349 p.
  2. Bodziany M. Kryzysy społeczne i bunty mas we współczesnym świecie [Social crises and mass rebellions in the modern world]. Riadenie Bezpečnosti Zložitých Systémov [Security of Complex Systems Security]. Liptowski Mikulasz , 2015, pp. 93—105.
  3. Bodziany M. Syrian Society on The Threshold Of Freedom — The Unfulfilled Dream Of Democracy. Journal of Science of The Military Academy Of Land Forces, 2016. Vol. 48, no. 2 (180), pp. 5—18.
  4. Fanon F. Wyklęty lud ziemi [The cursed people of the earth]. Warszawa: Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1985, pp. 213—216.
  5. Możejko E. Wielka szansa, czy iluzja: wielokulturowość w dobie ponowoczesności [Great chance or illusion: multiculturalism in the era of post-modernity]. In W. Kalaga (ed.). Dylematy wielokulturowości [Dilemmas of multiculturalism]. Kraków: UNIWERSITAS Publishing House, 2007, pp.66—79.
  6. Mucha J. Wielokulturowość etniczna i nieetniczna [Multicultural Ethnic and Non- Ethnic]. Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria Nowa [Ethnic Affairs. New Series], 1999, pp. 14— 15.
  7. Syrian data statistic. URL: http://countrymeters.info/en/Syria (Accessed: 23.12.2016).
  8. Szacki J. Historia myśli socjologicznej [History of sociological thought]. Warsaw: PWN, 2005. 1076 p.
  9. Szahaj A. E pluribus unum? Dylematy wielokulturowości i politycznej poprawności [In multiplicity unity? Dilemmas of multiculturalism and political correctness], Krakow: UNIVERSITAS Publishing House. 2004. 197 p.
  10. Sztompka P. Socjologia. Analiza społeczeństwa [Sociology. Analysis of society]. Krakow: ZNAK Publishing House, 2007. 653 p.
  11. W Egipcie wyłowiono 148 ciał migrantów [Elektronnyi resurs] [In Egypt, 148 migrant bodies were collected] URL: http://www.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news,652798,w-egipcie-wylowiono-148-cial-migrantow.html (Accessed: 23.12.2016).
  12. Z Syrii uciekło 10 procent obywateli, [Elektronnyi resurs] [Syria has escaped 10 percent of its citizens] URL: http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/1,114871,14542818,Z_ Syrii_ucieklo_10_proc__ludnosci___To_tak__jakby.html (Accessed: 12.03.2016)
  13. Zwoliński A. Biedy Afryki [Africa’s poverty]. Krakow: Petrus, 2009. 324 p.
  14. 400 tys. uchodźców przybędzie do Niemiec w 2016 roku. „Der Spiegel”. [400 thousand. Refugees will arrive in Germany in 2016]. URL: http://www.newsweek.pl/swiat/kryzys-imigracyjny-uchodzcy-imigranci-niemcy-2016-rok-,artykuly,387566,1.html (Accessed: 23.12.2016).
 
About PsyJournals.ru

© 2007–2020 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved

PsyJournals.ru in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

Creative Commons License Open Access Repository

RSS Psyjournals at facebook Psyjournals at Twitter Psyjournals at Youtube ??????.???????