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IMAGINARUL CORPULUI UMAN. ASPECTE METODOLOGICE
THE IMAGINARY OF THE HUMAN BODY. METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS

Author(s): Constantin Bărbulescu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Argonaut

Summary/Abstract: The author tries to study the anatomical and physiological representations associated to the human body, in the traditional culture but these do not have relevance as compared to the scientific point of view. In achieving this goal, the author uses mainly two types of sources: oral and written. The most important are, of course, - as it is about traditional culture - the oral ones, based on interviews. A third step is to give historical dimension to these representations. Among the written sources the author mentions: the ethnografical ones (the spelling, the legend, the riddles, proverbs and sayings, lyrical poetry); the lingvistic; medical sources. The researches were made in two villages: from Transylvania (Râşca) and respectively, Oltenia (Corlăţel). The author elaborated the questionnaire during the research but having before an ideative plan. It was elaborated on sequences, according to the problematic in question and paying great attention to the terms used by the community that had been interviewed so the interview became a flexible tool in doing fieldresearches.

  • Issue Year: 1999
  • Issue No: I
  • Page Range: 194-211
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Romanian