Youth Culture in Postcommunist Romania

This project explores youth culture in Romania during the transformational period that followed the collapse of the Romanian communist regime, in December 1989. The unit is centered on several concepts important to youth identity formation during the period of transition to democracy. Aspects such as the education system and academic life, eastern-European traditions and western influence, cultural consumption (music, cinema, theater, pop culture), and lifestyle are examined. Throughout the project, several factors that influence youth culture and identity, such as globalization, cultural and entrepreneurial empowerment, intergenerational differences, diversity, and diasporic experiences, are taken into consideration. Each section discusses youth culture in relation to the aforementioned elements and is supported by examples and illustrations.

This website was designed by Adela Lechintan-Siefer, Ph.D., Lecturer in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University, and funded by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University through a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center grant.

Cluj-Napoca, European Youth Capital, 2015

Electric Castle Festival

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Transilvania International Film Festival