IDENTITÉ CULTURELLE PAR DES ELEMENTS DE PATRIMOINE ALIMENTAIRE RÉGIONAL

Posted On Dec 11 2017 by

Our research focuses on an approach to cultural identity through food practices. As anthropology and ethnology prove, food contributes to the cultural definition of humanity. Food has an important function of cultural mediation, representing a code for the expression of cultural identity. The images comprising the food code form part of the dialectic identity-alterity. On the one hand, they express a look at tradition, towards identification with the group of belonging. On the other hand, the food practices express a differentiation with respect to the signs of the alterity. Some elements concerning food and food practices are included in UNESCO …


(Română) AUTOPORTRAIT ET ALTÉRITÉ DANS L’ŒUVRE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DE FRANCESCA WOODMAN

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Francesca Woodman’s work is mainly constituted of claimed self-portraits, but also other photos which let appear a faceless body, cut by the picture’s frame or simply hidden by an object. This glance shift could debate Emmanuel Lévinas’s theory of the face epiphany, nevertheless, even when the face doesn’t reveal itself a transcendence takes place. Self-portrait is put in balance in Francesca’s Woodman’s artworks, as her photos let appear an identity under construction, which develops according to the plastic concerns of the artist and her interferences with artistic circles. It is a character in fragmentation, a non-entity (Chris Townsend) appearing as …


THE ‘SELF’ VS. THE ‘OTHER’ IN TRANSLATION

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

In intercultural communication, the dichotomy ‘self’/the ‘other’ is vital in building identity. As a rule, a people’s identity has been viewed by other peoples through the eyes of their own identity. According to Bassnett,[1] in the encounter with the ‘other’, feelings such as denial, defense, minimization, acceptance or integration may arise. In our paper, we understand the word “minimization” as “marginalization.” These stages, as Bassnett name them, often occur in both the process of translation and the cultural studies, being also perceived as mediums in intercultural communication. [1] Bassnett-McGuire, Susan, Translation Studies,New York, Routledge, 1991.


THE PERSPECTIVE OF SYMBOLIC ANTHROPOLOGY ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Posted On Oct 19 2011 by

Nowadays, cultural anthropology is constantly growing as a profound and very large theoretical domain, thus becoming the inspirational source of many different trends of thought, spreading on the social sciences and philosophy. I should say  it  also tends to replace philosophy in its own traditional role of integrating data, ideas and information coming from all the scientific spectrum, and that is because of the growing complexity of the phenomenon: philosophy needs a sort of linking discipline for that, and anthropology is the most appropriate by itself. It also seems to represent the turning point in intercultural communication theories, given the …