Geographia Polonica (2015) vol. 88, iss. 4
‘John-Paul-the-Second-isation’ of cultural landscape in Poland
Geographia Polonica (2015) vol. 88, iss. 4, pp. 669-686
The aim of this paper is to identify, categorize, explain and interpret the process of ‘John-Paul-the-Second-isation’ which has been taking place for the last three decades in Poland. ‘John-Paul-the-Second-isation’ is perceived as a kind of landscape sacralisation, i.e. the process of filling the cultural landscape with objects and phenomena related to Pope John Paul II, his work and personality. The process is analysed on three basic levels: architectural, nominative and temporal. The growing cult of the ‘Polish Pope’ is a visible sign of social, cultural, religious and political factors influencing cultural landscape.
, Jagiellonian University Institute of Geography and Spatial Management ul. Gronostajowa 7, 30–387 Krakow: Poland