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Reflecting Romania. Between Stereotyping And Reality


  • Roxana Bîrsanu

    (Romanian American University)


The features that distinguish one culture from another and that give its uniqueness are not always considered from a favourable angle. When this happens, the perspective is biased by stereotypes, which may reflect a distorted image of a given culture/community. In the last decade,Romania’s image abroad has been massively constructed through stereotypes. This paper sets out to look into how Romania is presented on the Internet, both by natives, and by foreigners. The aim of this analysis is to detect whether the already ‘classical’ stereotypes of Romania and Romanians are preserved in the two examples under study and how they influence the perception foreigners may develop of our culture.

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  • Roxana Bîrsanu, 2018. "Reflecting Romania. Between Stereotyping And Reality," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 13(3), pages 27-33, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:13:y:2018:i:3:p:27-33

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