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Contemporary reflections on identity mostly focus on its changeability and volatility. We are also witnessing threats to cultural security and the so-called cultural trauma today, which do not inhibit the process of cultural homogenization and the resulting crossing of cultures, however. The intensifying processes of migration also raise a number of concerns. Perhaps this situation, generating new areas of conflict, has contributed to a revitalization of the notion of identification with a group, society, nation, as it provides a sense of security by emphasizing shared interests and common good.