The type of hero in Romanian culture. From stereotype to political behavior – Adriana Ivonne MARINESCU

THE TYPE OF HERO IN ROMANIAN CULTURE. FROM STEREOTYPE TO POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

Romanian edition. Original title: TIPUL EROULUI IN CULTURA ROMANA. DE LA STEREOTIP LA COMPORTAMENT POLITIC

Adriana Ivonne MARINESCU

LUMENCopyright © 2009 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 126          LANGUAGE: Romanian

ISBN: 978-973-166-164-3

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Description:

The type of “hero” in Romanian culture – from stereotype to political behavior – a title that needs to be explained. We will do it in the following, trying to show what this analysis refers to and what its relevance is. The “hero” has represented from ancient times and in all cultures with a known mythology an emblematic figure and a model worth following; the one who stood out for his bravery, unseen deeds, the civilizing hero or Savior has always been a reference and a model for future generations. the inscription of his figure in the pantheon of a culture is equivalent to a place in the collective memory, and the updating of his figure appeals to the mythological imaginary and, through psychological mechanisms, inscribes the person who appeals to it in a “familiar” of consciousness. The one who claims from him, the one who reiterates the figure of the hero and the one to whom the claim is made thus use a common language, which facilitates the legitimation of the sender. What I have tried to illustrate is what happens in the processes of legitimation; except for the revolutions, the penetration of the political field (because this is the stake) is achieved through direct affiliation or affiliation to a pre-existing and legitimate “something”, which facilitates acceptance and gives a place on the political scene. (Author)


Topics of interest:

  • cultural studies
  • historiography
  • myths, symbolic rituals and religious studies, philosophy of religion
  • literary studies

Author: Editura LUMEN