THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The image of the strange detective in the paradigm “foreign/other”

2015. 4, pp. 264-268

Dzhenenko O.V. - Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishcheva Str., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

The article defines the concept of “Detective” and the image of a model describing a “strange” detective as a recognizable typed character in the aspect of the basic socio-cultural binary opposition “Own - non-own”, which includes otherness appearance, professional activity, way of life, and portrait speech characteristics. The factors determinating professional success of the “strange” detective are: 1) personal qualities, originality of thinking, eccentricity, the desire for self-realization and success, individualism and independence; 2) self-exaggeration of his activities, actions and personality in general.

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