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Russians and Poles: Mutual Stereotypes in Historical Projection


Authors:
Tatiana Smolina Alla Melnikova

Pages: 226-232

Abstract:

The present article compares how Russians and Poles view themselves and how they view each other. People of different cultures tend to develop general characteristics of other neighbouring cultural groups. These generalizations are usually regarded as stereotypes in both everyday discourse and in social science tradition. The content of stereotypical perceptions in Polish and Russian culture is the main focus of this work. The study analyzes the relations between these cultures by and explores their national characteristics using historical and literature sources as well as sociological data.

Keywords:

stereotypes; national characteristics; Poles; Russians.

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