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THEORY OF CULTURE

A. Ya. Flier. Local cultural system: sustainability factors



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In SEARCH of the MEANING of HISTORY and CULTURE (A. Ya. Flier’s Section)

V. M. Rozin. Conceptualization of G. R. Baltanova Muslim women and culture

N. A. Khrenov. On the history of the formation of the science of culture: Oswald Spengler (to the 100th anniversary of the book «the Decline of Europe»)

M. I. Kozyakova. Synesthesia in the postmodern era: aesthetics déjà'vu



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HIGH ART IN a CULTURE of MODERNITY (E. N. Shapinskaya’sSectoin)

E. N. Shapinskaya. Bulgarian culture in Russia: traditions and modernity (interview with Maya Pramatarova)

E. N. Shapinskaya. Digital history: the future of our past

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N. A. Khrenov. Culture and play: activation of the gaming instinct in the era of transition from the middle ages to Imperial Russia (end)

V. I. Grachev. Information-rhizomorphic basis of communicative paradigm of modern culture. Three

A. Ya. Flier.  Culture and the problem of the noosphere: it is not necessary to make a fairy tale come true


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Rozin Vadim Markovich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Leading Researcher,
Institute of Philosophy of
the Russian Academy of Sciences
e-mail: rozinvm@gmail.com

Golubkova Ludmila Georgiyevna,
Head of Practice of Management Consulting
Co Ltd Neokon
e-mail: lgolubkova@mail.ru

Archetypical Characters of Contemporary Culture:
Vampires, Conspirologists, Robots
(Part 1)

Abstract. The first Part of the article discusses an increased interest of modern culture to vampires and characteristics attributed to them. To explain it the authors turn to the concept of new egoism.
Though many of new egoists are Christians and go to church, but in their spare time they enjoy watching vampire films. As a Christian such a person must believe in Christ and survival, not in vampires. But as a new egoist or its potential victim he identifies himself with vampires. On one hand, the modern person knows that vampires are make-believe of writers and screenwriters. On the other hand, he regularly meets people resembling vampires or their victims. Due to works about these characters he explores and develops human relations which exist in reality.

Key words. Vampires, conspirologists, robots, interpretation, culture, schemes, programmes, belief, technology
 

[1] Vampires started to draw people’s attention in 1897, when Dracula by Bram Stoker was published. Vlad Dracul, who lived in 15th century Wallachia, was likely to become the prototype of the main character.
[2] Kandiba V.M. Black Power Vampires // Magic. 2008. [e-resource]. URL: http://www.universalinternetlibrary.ru/book/kandiba6/10.shtml
[3] The Southern Slavic vampire and Russian upir are of the same root. See: Who is Kashchey the Immortal. [e-resource]. URL: http://potomy.ru/world/3034.htm
[4] In The Hunger, 1983, Catherine Deneuve plays a vampire.
[5] The meaning of the world blood in the Dictionary of Symbolism. Blood symbolizes life, soul, energy, youthifying power (which needs sacrifice). Blood is a red solar energy. Blood and wine are interchangeable symbols. In China blood and water are considered as complementary symbols, representing the main principles of Yin and Yang. In Christian symbolism blood and wine imply the life of body and spirit, accordingly. To overstep blood means to acquire fertility. In the Middle East brides overstepped blood of sacrificed sheep. Tyrian purple, symbolizing the highest honour (Plinius), had the colour of clotted blood, blood of purple tone (Homer). To drink somebody’s blood means to become relatives with him, and this is the way to embody absorb the power of one’s enemy and thus secure him after his death. [e-resource]. URL: http://tolkslovar.ru/k11638.html
[6] Rozin V.М. Conversations on Reality and Dreams of Mark Vadimov. Methodological Novel. The second edition. М.: LKI, 2008. P. 61-67.
[7] Rozin V..М. Identity in the Context of New Egoism // Politics and Society. 2012. № 1.
[8] Bandler R., Grinder J., Satir V. Family Therapy. Voronezh: NPO МОDEК, 1993. P. 4.
[9] Silent film about vampires Nosferatu (nosferatu is a Romanian word which means “disease-bearing) put in great fear. More than 50 years later, in 1967, Roman Polanski filmed the amusing comedy Dance of the Vampires. Currently some film directors keep putting the audience in fear, others making it laugh.
[10] Rozin V.М.. Psychotherapy on the Crossroads: from Freudism to Humanitarian Work (after Irvin Yalom’s novel “The Shopenhauer Cure”) // Psychology. Journal of The Higher School of Economics. 2008. № 1. (
[11] Rozin V.М. Introduction into Schemology. Schemes in Philosophy, Culture, Science, Projecting. М.: LIBROKOM, 2011.

 

 

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