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Culture of the mundane
Antonova A.A. - The transformation of public spaces in contemporary urban culture pp. 1-7


Abstract: The subject of this research is the processes of public spaces in contemporary urban culture. This paper explores the reasons that, according to most researchers, will lead to the decline of the traditional public life and urban public spaces. The author tries to present the arguments in favor of the existence of new forms of public spaces, and other forms of existence of social life in the cities.The author distinguishes two concepts are not well enough developed, in studies of public urban space: "mobility" and "hybridity". If fully explore these phenomena, we can solve the problem of confrontation between the public and private spheres, and to identify new forms of social interaction through the prism of fluidity of modern life.The theoretical basis of the research based on the concept of "mobile sociology" Urry. The concept of "mobility", which is based on the refusal of thinking in "terms of stable structures," allows to build a new research methodology public spaces.The main results of the study can be attributed primarily to the recognition of the existence of a certain duality in all social processes. This conclusion allows to see the mixing of public and private life and the emergence of the result of the hybrid spaces in the urban environment (libraries with remote access, parks with elements of virtual reality).There arise new types of public spaces (fairs mobile) and new ways of implementing publicity in traditional spaces (Wi-Fi access, mobile objects) in the urban environment.
Mostitskaya N.D. - Modern entertainment tourism as a form of holiday culture pp. 1-6


Abstract: The object of this research is the sphere of tourism in its cultural representation. Using the methodological construct “festive-routine”, the author analyzes the conceptual foundations of tourism practice as a form of “festivity”. Special attention is given to comparative analysis of value foundations of entertainment tourism and Christian holiday. The author gradually describes the stages of cultural practice of entertainment tourism as a form of designing holiday reality; but at the same time, comparing it with the traditional pattern of archaic holiday, characterizes the modern practices of entertainment tourism as a form of “holiday” translation of the ideology of consumption culture. Methodological basis for this research served the works of D. V. Pivovarov about the conceptual aspects of the process of the ideal-formation in culture; theory of synergy presented in the works of S. S. Horuzhy; as well as the concept of modern globalism in the work of A. S. Panarin. The scientific novelty consists in application of the construct “festive-routine” for the analysis of holiday culture, which allows considering sociocultural processes from the perspective of ideal-formation and cultural creativity. The author’s special contribution is the determination of the conceptual foundation of entertainment tourism as orientation towards the experience of emotionalization of the routine practice and designing of the “festivity” simulacrum.
Govar N. - In the mirror of timeї: theme and genre diversity of the piano miniature in Russian culture of the XIX Ц early XX centuries pp. 34-41


Abstract: The subject of this research is the Russian piano miniature of the XIX – early XX centuries viewed in its amateur segment. The originality of pieces consists in the distinctive interpretation within the national musical environment of Biedermeier traditions that found their reflection in the themes and genres of piano oeuvres of small forms. Attention is also paid to the musical dilettantism as a specific phenomenon of Russian culture prevalent throughout the indicated timeframe. The works of dilettante composers, diverse in its essence, on one hand, refer to the constant elements of culture. However, it can serve as a forerunner of new trends, including in the genre field, that vividly demonstrates the earlier manifestation of the “European ragtime” within the amateur environment. The theme of piano pieces, popular Amateur practice[WU1] , demonstrates the ability[WU2]  of miniature to become a distinct “chronicle of the era”, capturing multiple significant events of modernity within its panorama. The following conclusions were made: the traditions of piano music-making in many ways are associated with the Biedermeier art; the dilettante composers who create an entire cluster of pieces of different genres and themes, play a noticeable role in the Russian piano culture at the turn of centuries; piano miniature in its amateur segment not only serves as a source of lyrical expressions, but also represents a distinct “chronicle of time” reflecting the most crucial events of modern times; miniature  as the most communicative genre of music art plays an important role in formation of the national cultural traditions.
Yanutsh O.A. - Cultural-educational space: to determination of boundaries and content of the concept pp. 38-44


Abstract: This article is dedicated to analysis of the concept of “cultural-educational space”, defined by the author as an objectively existing in culture system of zones (loci) of the physical and virtual reality, used for implementation of educational practices (education, upbringing, enlightenment) and personal development of a child. The author provides the key factors that affect the character and quality of structure of the corresponding phenomenon: demographic; socioeconomic; correlation and interrelation of private and public segments of education; mental cultural space that determines the place and status of childhood in culture. The theoretical-methodological grounds of the research lies in the culturology of education, established in the late XX – early XXI century on the basis of psychology, pedagogy, sociology of education, philosophy of education and culturology. The proposed in the article classification of zones (loci) can serve as a theoretical foundation for the further realization of comparative historical-cultural research, as well as designing the new segments of cultural-educational space (regional, city, particular facility) that comply with the system of invariant and variant practices of child’s existence in modern world.
Koshman L.V. - The Russian Town Cultural Space of the XIX Ц Beginning of the XX Century. Concerning Creativity of Historical Memory pp. 42-115


Abstract: In the XIX century the town signified a lot in the cultural integration and centrifugal process in the socio cultural life of the country as a whole. The article discusses the formation and development of town cultural space of the New Age and the Bourgeois epoch. As a multifunctional social organization, town in Russia fulfilled an important cultural function. The town culture, mainly creative, substantially defined the cultural potential of the society. The town space, which is realized as a set of architectural appearance and infrastructure of the municipal economy, socio-cultural environment – a social space of culture functioning, should be considered as one of the aspect of the national cultural heritage worthy of our historical memory.
Golomidova O. - Tourism as an instrument of transformation of urban culture pp. 53-62


Abstract: This article is dedicated to consideration of strong correlation between a contemporary city and mass tourism. The object of this research is the urban culture and its transformation under the influence of tourist flows. City is defined through the metaphor of cultural laboratory, while tourism is viewed as its production and, simultaneously, a “laboratory instruments” that transforms the urban environment. The impact of mass tourism upon urban culture carries an ambiguous character. The goal of this work lies in identification of the unobvious at first sight advantages of tourism advancement in the cities despite the popular trend, which manifests in criticism of mass tourism. In the course of this research, the author refers to the urban sociology of Robert E. Park, dramaturgical sociology of Joseph Hofmann and simulacrum concept of Jean Baudrillard. A conclusion is drawn that despite the problems brought by the “excessive” tourism to the world tourist centers, in most cases the advancement of mass tourism brings positive results: transformation of cities, strive for commensuration to a person, attempt to form a favorable geographic image of the territory, actualization of cultural potential of the place, “revival” and beatification of the abandoned city territories. The author describes such aspect of tourism impact upon urban culture as the encouragement of creativity and entrepreneurial activities of the residents and growth of social responsibility. This leads to a conclusion that the competent approach to development of tourism sphere can help reach new possibilities in tourism for development of the cities.
Levandovskii A.N. - Everyday life of the Sakhalin exiles reflected in their songs and poems pp. 62-68


Abstract: This article examines the everyday life and mentality of the Sakhalin exiles based on their songs and poems, using the historical-comparative and historical-genetic methods. This gives a different perspective on these problems, since the sources created by the exiles were not widely used. One of the few examples is the memoirs of I. P. Yuvachev and articles of L. Y. Sternberg and B. O. Pilsudsky. However, they could not be referred to as ordinary prisoner, unlike the creators of many hard labor songs and poems. In the course of research, the author determines that although there was virtually no original song culture on Sakhalin, however, it was replaced by the rich culture of versification, which alongside the common motifs of home, love and the hard fate of the exiles, touched upon the characteristic local problems. The author assumes that such state of affairs was caused by the overall atmosphere of distrust and reticence prevalent on the island. This explains the high popularity of poems, since they could be written for a narrow circle of friends or stored inside the desk, unlike songs, which were supposed to be performed for a wide audience.
Brykina Y. - Deception as an element of everyday culture of merchantry (base on the material of the early dramaturgy of A. N. Ostrovsky): historiographical aspect pp. 67-74


Abstract: The subject of this research became the topic of deception in business and personal life of merchantry in the early works of A. N. Ostrovsky. The contemporaries perceived A. N. Ostrovsky’s plays as a satire on flaws and imperfections of merchantry. Through the efforts of literary criticism of the revolutionary-democratic character, and particularly N. A. Dobrolyubov, there has been formed a public opinion about Ostrovsky as a denunciator of the “nether world”. This “world” primarily meant merchantry which supported the traditions of “Domostroy”. The goal of this research is to clarify whether or not the dramaturge was right by condemning this flaw; and the magnitude of the scale of this phenomenon within merchantry environment. The author analyzed the content of the early compositions of A. N. Ostrovsky that described the daily life of the merchantry during the pre-reformation period. The illustrated in the plays data on the motives and ways of deception within the business and personal life were compared with the memories of the representatives of this social class about this period. The scientific novelty consists in the use of the dramaturgic compositions as a historical source for the study of manifestations of deception and swindling within the entrepreneurial activity, as well as within the personal life of merchantry. Almost all storylines of Ostrovsky’s early plays are based on one or another form of deception.  He chose the position of a satirist by revealing the imperfections of this social class, which reflected on the theatrical fate of his early works. This became one of the reasons for formation of a negative stereotype about the merchantry world.  The dramaturgy of A. N. Ostrovsky can be referred to as the historical sources for examination of the entrepreneurial activity and personal life of merchantry.
Siiukhova A., Kubova A.A. - Dress code as an element of professional culture of a university professor pp. 73-81


Abstract:   The subject of this article is the relation to dress code in professional career, which is viewed as a factor of establishment of the image of organization. Based on the analysis of scientific literature, the author determines the role and importance of dress code in the area of education, as well as defines the key aspects of dress code in interaction of an organization and a person: communicative, economic, legal, gender, and status differentiating. The article presents the opinion of the regional professors’ community regarding the possibility of implementation of such form of academic clothes as academic mantle. The methodology of this research contains the complex approach of examination of dress code as a factor of professional culture of a university professor. In accordance with the results of a survey of the professors’ community in reference to the mandatory wearing of academic mantle in the universities, the author believes that there is no need for implementation of the aforementioned form of academic clothes. The author also comes to a conclusion on the dual functionality of dress code that can increase or reduce the efficiency of work, due to which it should not be implemented as mandatory.  
Kanokova F.Y. - Complexes of traditional male and female costume of Nogais pp. 80-87


Abstract: The subject of this research is the complex of male and female traditional costume of Nogais, which reflects the characteristic features of nomadic or sedentary lifestyle of the ethnos. Currently, the examined question is insufficiently studied; it is practically not represented in museums or national life, and the main visual material consists in sketches and impressions of the travelers, as well as photo images of the XVIII-XX centuries. This research is conducted for closing such gap. The work applies the general and specific methods of culturological and art review; the method of field ethnography is used due to the disperse dwelling of the Nogais. This article is first to determine not just the local peculiarities, but also common features that characterize the Nogai costume as an integral and monumental phenomenon that has common constructive and compositional system. This research is called to acquire further development in reconstruction of costumes for the museum collections and stage variations.
Shevtsova A.A., Grinko I.A. - Museums and the Soviet satire pp. 80-96


Abstract: The interest of researchers towards the museum visitor has heightened over the recent years. However, the understanding of the current situation requires a retrospective culturological analysis of the role of museum in everyday life of a Soviet citizen. To answer this question, the authors referred to the nontraditional for museologists source – the Soviet caricature.  The subject of this research is the image of museum in satire and mass consciousness. Special attention is given to such concepts as the image of museum community, museum as a metaphor, and culturetreger function of museum. Based on the content analysis of the visual and descriptive materials of Soviet era, as well as the visual-comparative study of iconographic plots, the article is first to trace the image of Soviet museum and museum visitor in mass consciousness. In majority of cases, an emotional degree of the image of national museum and museum visitor in Soviet caricature is not a harsh satire, but a relatively soft and ideologically moderate humor, aimed at propaganda of the success of Soviet cultural building, although museums are not a frequent visitor on the pages of the Soviet satirical magazine “Krokodil”. A slight burst of museum and near-museum caricature can be traced only in the 1970’s. Quite likely it is related to the development of domestic tourism and new requirements to museums as a part of tourism sphere.
Sbitneva A.M. - Clubs of the Early Middle Ages as an element of historical reconstruction movement in modern Russian pp. 94-104


Abstract: The object this research is the clubs of historical reconstruction of cities in Moscow Oblast – Ramenskoye, Zhukovsky and Tomilino involved in the Early Medieval Period (IX-XI centuries). The subject of this research is the peculiarities and trends in the work of the clubs of historical reconstruction. The author highlights the following tasks: identify the reasons for selecting the historical period for reconstruction, understanding the correlation between the ideology of “Historical Reconstruction” (Kievan Rus’) and Orthodoxy, determine the role of the clubs of historical reconstruction within youth organizations and movements, as well as the impact of such clubs upon youth (and other) organizations and movements. The method of overt observation and interview via the method of oral history were used in the course of research. The sources for the article became the materials of personal observations and questionnaire-based surveys of the members (“White Lynx” in Zhukovsky, “Luchezar” in Tomilino, “Heritage of the Ancestors” in Remanskoye), as well as the participants of the medieval festivals. During the period from 2000-2010 few works dedicated to examination of historical reconstruction movements were published in Russia (by A. A. Turygin, E. A. Kharitonov, A. V. Fakhrutdinov, N. S. Bozhok, S. I. Polyakov). There are also writings dedicated to the clubs of historical reconstruction specialized on the mediaeval era (E. V. Bykova, E. Y. Mokerova, A. I. Dik, V. O. Fedyaeva, D. V. Frolov, and others). The scientific novelty is defined by the fact that the clubs of Medieval Period of Moscow Oblast have not been previously the subject of scientific research.
Svetlichnaya I.V. - Transformation of semiotics of a hairdress pp. 101-120


Abstract: The subject of the study is the effect of the process of transformation of semiotic characteristics of hairstyles to choose the hairstyle. The object of this study is semiotics hairstyles as the basis of the perception of the image in the process of interpenetration of cultures. The author examines in detail aspects such topics as the influence on the formation of semiotics hairstyle human visual culture, background penetration visual cultures of different historical periods in the modern fashion, the transformation of the external characteristics of the hairstyles in their symbolic significance in the visual culture of the external image. Particular attention is paid to the study of semiotics hairstyles penetration through the symbolism of forms, lines and colors of other cultures in a contemporary style.The study is based on the methods of semiotics and comparative analysis. Comparative analysis revealed in contemporary visual culture, sustainable style preferences. The semiotic analysis allowed to consider hair as a interrelated characteristics of the system, the symbolic value which is the basis of semiotics hairstyles. Analysis of the data allowed us to explore the ambiguity of semiotic system hairstyles and identify conditions by simulating the selection form, line and color of the hair, by the transformation of symbols within the forms in a culture change.The main conclusions of the study is the identification of the values of the symbols hairstyles in the formation of contemporary visual culture. The novelty of the research is to identify the prerequisites for transformation of visual semiotics hairstyles created by the sustainable conservation of cultural symbols of ancient Egypt, ancient and modern times through the interpenetration of symbolism characteristics affecting the external image of semiotics in contemporary visual culture.
Ippolitov S.S. - Russian humanitarian organization on the German job market as a factor of adaptation of Russian refugees in the 1919-1920Тs pp. 110-122


Abstract: The subject of this research is the job market and legal situation in Germany in the 1920’s in the context of arrival of a large number of Russian refugees and former World War I prisoners; activity of the Russian social and professional organizations on overcoming humanitarian crisis faced by the compatriots in exile; process of reproduction of organizational structures of the Russian humanitarian activity in Europe; legal and economic framework of their activity abroad; role of humanitarian organizations in Germany in the process of employment of Russian refugees. Methodology is based on the principles of historicism and systematicity. The latter implies examination of the articulated problem in inseparable connection with the ongoing social processes and events during a specific historical period. For the first time, the history of Russian first-wave émigré is viewed through the prism of processes taking place in the area of labor relations of Russian refugees and German society; as a story of people who faced a severe humanitarian crisis. Sociocultural stress incurred by millions of compatriots caused such phenomena as marginalization and denationalization on a massive scale. The article reflects the role of humanitarian activity in counteracting the aforementioned crisis processes of the examined period.
Iakovleva E. - Specificity of gastronomic code of Salvador Dali pp. 163-174


Abstract: The object of this research is the analysis of specificity of gustatory preference of Salvador Dali that allows reconstructing gastronomic code of the genius. The results of analysis demonstrate that Dalian gastronomic code is based on the principles of legitimacy, hierarchy and mysticism. Legitimacy is expressed in the precision of the shapes of ingredients and their compatibility, carefully following the recipe, prevalence of the dishes of Catalonian cuisine. Hierarchy of gastronomic practices in life of the genius was associated with his dietary regime and its quality, as well as knowledge of gastronomic preferences. The process of saturation and appearance of delicacies, erotic component of food underlines the mystical component of gastronomic culture of the genius. Overall, the gastronomic code of Salvador Dali demonstrates Cosmo-Psycho-Logos of the artist, structuring at the intersection of emotional and rational, material and spiritual components of gastronomic culture. The indicated problematic is viewed on the basis of culturological analysis of diary notes and recipe book of Salvador Dali, which help to determine the peculiarities of his gastronomic taste and reconstruct his gastronomic code. This article is first to reconstruct the gastronomic code of Salvador Dali and his key elements (legitimacy, hierarchy, and mysticism). The acquired results can be used in further research dedicated to studying personality and works of Salvador Dali, as well as in analysis of individual gastronomic codes that allow bringing more details into psychological characteristics of personality.
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