The attitude of the local community towards the Saxon’s cultural heritage - a comparative analysis between Sibiu and Braşov counties

Pascu Marioara

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Abstract

The purpose of the research consists in performing a comparative analysis between the counties of Sibiu and Braşov in relation to the attitude of the local population towards the cultural patrimony of the Saxons from the communities in which they live. The ten Saxon settlements analysed presently preserve a valuable cultural heritage, numerous buildings are registered on the Romanian national heritage list, and two are on the UNESCO world heritage list. The research methods used were: questionnaire and statistical analysis. The Sibiu sample includes the rural localities: Biertan, Cȃrţa, Mălȃncrav, Hosman and Şelimbăr and the one in Braşov the localities: Hălchiu, Hărman, Prejmer, Sȃnpetru and Vulcan. To compare the two samples in terms of the population’s attitude towards the Saxons’ cultural patrimony, I have applied the Kruskal-Wallis test. The test identified 15 total differences between the two samples. The differences of perception where influenced by individual as well as demographic factors. The experience, needs and expectations of the respondents were reflected in the answer choices. Sex and the locality had a high impact in the differentiation of the samples.


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cultural heritage, landscape values, perception, appreciation, Saxons

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