RITUALISTIC AND DAILY MEALS. ELEMENTS OF ROMANIAN CULTURAL IDENTITY

Posted On Jan 15 2019 by

The Romanian heritage is very rich in traditions, rituals and superstitions associated with meals, most of them unknown to a large segment of the population nowadays. The aim of our paper is to reveal the ritualistic values of meals associated with some Romanian celebrations (Easter) and of everyday meals as a statement of the vast national intangible heritage. Our broader aim is to promote aspects of Romanian cultural life from the visible and invisible Romanian cultural heritage at a national and international level. This paper aims to respond to the cultural need of asserting cultural identity by rediscovering Romanian food-related practices …


NEGOTIATION AS RITUAL

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The term negotiation is more and more frequently used nowadays not only in relation to commerce or economic activities, but also in many other domains. Irrespective of the area where the term negotiation appears, it is generally associated to the idea of conflict or to the one of adjusting the opinions of the persons involved. People negotiate every day and almost everywhere (in the family, at work, in the street, in a shop etc.), whenever they want to gain something or to solve differences of opinion. Not only material objects can be negotiated, but also relationships, meanings, identities. This explains …