(English) COMMODIFYING IDENTITY IN THE GLOBALIZATION ERA – A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE OR COMMODITY?

Posted On Jul 23 2014 by

This paper builds upon the body of research which considers the global and local tensions that play out in the (re)presentation of identity for the global tourist market. It highlights the extent to which identities are negotiated and shaped by conflicting cultural understandings and agendas by both global and local agents in the tourism process. The agency of the local is significant. As this paper highlights, tourism has been regarded as a lens through which to view society and the implications herein go far beyond the tourism field in the globalization era.


TRANSLATIONS FROM JOHN STEINBECK AND ROMANIAN CULTURAL IDENTITY

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Drawing on the perspectives provided by the Polysystem Theory, and holding that the shaping of cultural identity is a process of cross-cultural interaction (Jola Škulj), we purport to examine the influence of John Steinbeck’s writings on Marin Preda’s early short-stories through an analysis of the critical references that testify to it, and a comparative study of relevant passages from their works. In exploring the impact of the translations from the American author on the Romanian literary repertoire, reference will also be made to the historical context of the critical reception.


THE CULTURAL IDENTITY OF BUCHAREST – ANALYZING THE TEXT AND SUBTEXT OF THE CONTEMPORARY URBAN SPACE

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The public space, generated by historical mutilated façades that have lost their initial meaning and message, is no longer meant to be a transparent space with an innocent outline2 but a transformed illusion of space, a confusing pattern that repeats itself from one frame to the next. Analyzing both artistic and symbolic characteristics of the eclectic façades the paper will read the dialogue generated by composition rules and recurrent patterns in their ‘text’ and ‘sub-text’, and will identify the connection between original material substance and the morphology of the architectural image ofBucharesttoday, while questioning the cultural value of a space …


MUSIC AS AN EXPRESSION OF CULTURAL IDENTITY: AUGUST WILSON’S DRAMATIC REFLECTIONS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Music has become ‘a way of understanding life’ for African-American community in which they masked their souls in their painful history in theU.S.They expressed their faith, feelings, joys, and pains sometimes implicitly and sometimes through implied versions. The main aim of this paper is to expose the cultural identity of African-American characters in their music. Music and its unique capability, amongst many other things, can introduce a reservoir of expressivity, and establish boundaries between creative art and cultural identity. The deployment of cultural identity through black musical expression underscores the connection and complexities of African-American sense of self and place …


ABOUT THE ROMANIAN IDENTITY CONSTRUCT (I)

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

The present paper proposes – using the main scientific sources – to establish the way in which Romanians have become aware of their own identity. Even if the 19th century historians seemed to have agreed upon the present matter, in fact, the concept of Romanian identity has not been revealed yet, or accepted. This very discrepancy between ethnical realities and the Romanian cultural identity construct is in fact the core of our study.


GENTRIFICAREA CA URMARE A GLOBALIZĂRII

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Smith şi Williams au definit gentrificarea ca „reabilitare a clasei muncitoare şi transformarea ulterioară a unei zone într-un cartier din clasa de mijloc”. Gentrificarea a subliniat efectele economiei mondiale asupra sectoarelor nou formate ca urmare a activităţilor financiare şi a tranzacţiilor internaţionale de locuri de muncă în cursul lui 1980, ca urmare a schimbărilor radicale în economia turcă. Au existat noi tipuri de locuri de muncă în special în Istanbul, în conformitate cu cerinţele acestei noi economii, globalizate. Pentru a localiza aceste locuri de muncă, fondul de locuinţe este necesar să existe aproape de centrul oraşului. Cu toate acestea, zonele …