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Keywords: frontier, concept, context, ethnocultural zone, typology, model, Alien — Other — One’s own.
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Barabash Yu.Ya. Ethnocultural Frontier: Conceptual, Typological, and Circumstantial Aspects (Alien — Other — One’s own). Studia Litterarum, 2019, vol. 4, no 3, pp. 290–329. (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2019-4-3-290-329

Author: Yuri Ya. Barabash.
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Yuri Ya. Barabash, DSc in Philology, Professor, Director of Research, А.М. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Received: February 20, 2019
Published: September 25, 2019
Issue: 2019 Vol. 4, №3
Department: Literature of the Peoples of Russia and Neighboring Countries
Pages: 290-329
DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2019-4-3-290-329
UDK: 821.161.2
BBK: 83.3(4Укр)

Abstract

Scholarly discussions of the frontier, conspicuously vibrant in the recent decades, have expanded the former regional framework of American frontier related to the specific conditions and circumstances of the time of the Wild West colonization. Currently, these discussions cover various fields of humanities, and are becoming more relevant at the present stage of the global historical development, as they signal new civilizational traits and specific features of this stage. By this, I imply globalization and glocalization processes that encompass multiplicity and variability, also unpredictability, oddity, and non-stability of combinations as well as diversity of ambivalent forms and transitive states emerging on this basis. The article defines key theoretical and methodological principles forming the intencial (according to R. Carnap) approach to the concept of the frontier; it also suggests a number of typological models of the ethnocultural frontier. Finally, it analyzes select literary cases that emerged in geopolitical and ethnocultural zones of Ukraine (namely Austro- Ukrainian and Polish-Ukrainian frontiers) within the framework “Alien — Others — One’s own.” The analysis, both diachronic and synchronic, specifically considers contextual factors, i.e. genetic, historical, geopolitical, international, ideological, and sociocultural contexts.

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