Viorella Manolache


Viorella Manolache – graduated Political Science Faculty, Law Faculty, has a master in Journalism and Public Relations and a PhD, University of Bucharest, Faculty of History, with the thesis “Post-communist Romanian Elites”; post PhD student of the strategic grant POSDRU/89/1.5/S/64162, Project "Europaeus program postdoctoral", cofinanced by the European Social Found within the Sectorial Operational Program Human Resources Development 2007 – 2013; scientific researcher at the Romanian Academy, Institute of the Political Science and International Relations, Romanian Academy, at the Department of Political Philosophy. Author of several books: Romanian Postmodernity - Between Ontological Experience and Political Necessity, 2004; Political Blindness as a Heredity Syndrome, 2005; Fetishism. Hypostasis of the Romanian Cultural Press, 2006; Elitism. Modern Conceptualization, 2006; Antielites. Typical and Atypical Forms of Elitism, 2007; Romanian Political Elites, 2008; Elites in Marsh, 2009 ; Alternative Currents of the Prefix Post - Philosophical and Political Evaluations, 2010;  co-author with Henrieta Anişoara Şerban — Mapping Marginality, 2010; The Dynamics of the European Model regarding Creative Localism within Offensive Modernism (During the First Half of the 20th Century), 2011; coordinator of the international collective volume Center and Margin at the Mediterranean Sea (Political Philosophy and International Reality), 2009 and Beyond Propaganda: A Historical and Political Instrumentation of the Romanian Film, 2011. Constant participation with studies and research projects in the collective (national and international) volumes, reviews, conferences and workshops; editor and responsible of the current issues of Romanian Review of Political Sciences and International Relations; member in the Romanian Philosophy Society; responsible of the socio-political department of the cultural association “Mediterana”; member in the Advisory Board of the international review Maghreb Journal of Cultural Studies and Translation, Morocco.

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Cycnos | Volume 28 n° Spécial

(Re)territorialisation of marginality as a refusal of a mechanic center

The study approaches the marginal voices as alternative forms placed into a tensioned / recessive relation with the center, the domain of “normality”, the dominant pole, into a common equation, appealing to the weak oppositions. This study will establish that the offensive of the recessive elements confirms the dichotomy of the world, proposing a versus rule: Center vs. Margin, Liminality vs. Marginality, Hard vs. Soft/Alternative Models, Communitas vs. Societas, Center vs. Periphery, Dominant vs. Recessive Pole, Dominant  vs. Secondary Groups. The present study will approach a weak perspective on marginality and the refusal of a canonic formula: Ştefan Augustin Doinaş and Luceafărul Review, placing in the same relation marginal hypostases (the wanderer, the drifter, the tourist, theadventurous, aliens vs. locals, sedentary vs. nomads), establishing that the margin, the limit, the separation of the interiors and the exteriors, the front exposed for the subsistent dimension exists only to the extent it is exposed, inaccessible and not to be appropriated by a dense, opaque, unexposed, immanent, and nonexistent center.

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