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Explorations in Ethnic Studies
Unraveling the tangle of theses that shape the Skovira essay, “Some Symbols of Identity of Byzantine Catholics," exposes not only the intersecting dimensions of ethnicity but also the complex nature of semiotics. Before we can accept the author’s concluding remarks on symbols, we need to consider the ramifications of these various theses. It so happens that the two major theses clash: one suggests ethnic assimilation; the other implies a strengthening of national identity. Perhaps some clarity can be achieved if we consider these themes separately.
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