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The Dominican Republic – Sampling The Caribbean Culture


  • Alexandra Mărginean

    (Romanian American University in Bucharest)


This analysis starts from an instance of relaxation tourism in the Dominican Republic,interpreting some facts and realities that I had immediate, direct contact with about this country and bearing on Caribbean leisure culture at large. In this, I am resorting to notions from intercultural theory, both from what are considered to be traditional insights, such as Florence Kluckhohn and Geert Hofstede’s, and to more modern ones from Fons Trompenaars. The study takes into account aspects regarding the weather and climate, accommodation units, eating habits and activities, i.e. Edgar Schein’s artifacts, interpreted through an intercultural criticism lens.Hence, the Dominican culture appears to be a “being” and affective one, prone to indulgence,having a low uncertainty avoidance index, a relaxed attitude to time, short term orientation and an external locus of control. The coupling of these features relies on examples and illustrations. The conclusions sum up the Dominican and Caribbean profile

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  • Alexandra Mărginean, 2019. "The Dominican Republic – Sampling The Caribbean Culture," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 14(1), pages 45-52, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:14:y:2019:i:1:p:45-52

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