Outdoor toilets between country bullying and the perspective of a possible blackout


  • Diana Scarlat University of Craiova




autonomy, toilet, public shaming, bullyng, blackout


The existence of bullying is certain at the level of country or popolations who have old traditions and a large percentage of the communities who chooses living in rural areas, on principles related to the traditional way of life. This traditional style also involves autonomy in terms of infrastructure: the toilet outside the house, in the yard, the households having their own source of water, septic tanks instead of sewerage and even transport with animals and traditional wooden vehicles. The purpose of our study is to measure the perception of those people regarding the reflection of their image in mass-media and social media. The toilet in the yard (outdoor) had become subject for bullying and public shaming, not only as an indicator for economy. The research uses both empirical and theoretical methods, qualitative and quantitative: Analysis of statistical data and case studies, as well as the Sociological Survey. The main hypothesis from which the research have started in this research is that people who still have a toilet outdoor perceive this as a necesity for autonomy and they also perceive the news about this subject in mass-media and social media as bullyng and public shaming.


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How to Cite

Scarlat, D. (2021). Outdoor toilets between country bullying and the perspective of a possible blackout. Revista Română De Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science. https://doi.org/10.26660/rrbsi.2021.17.3.18



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