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THEORY OF CULTURE

V. M. Rozin. Postculture as the basis for the distinction of the concepts of culture

 

Discussions:

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

A. Ya. Flier. Phenomenon of cultural form

N. A. Khrenov. On the way to «Posthuman»: anthropological, mythological and artistic potential of the puppet (beginning)

V. I. Grachev. Information-rhizomorphic basis of the communicative paradigm of modern culture 4 (ending)

 

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

E. N. Sapinska, A. A. Lisenkova. Education vs neo-enlightenment: some trends in digital culture

N. Yu. Lukina. About the beauty of antique statues, Picassos and traffic lights

CULTURAL REFLECTIONS

N. A. Khrenov. Culture of the twentieth century: theatrical experiments in the era of escalating mass communication (beginning)

M. A. Poletaeva. Evolution of ideas about the «alien»

V. V. Breitburg. The principle of clip thinking when creating musicals

REVIEWS, MESSAGES, MATERIALS

M. I. Kozyakova. Review of the book by A. S. Zapesotsky «The Formation of global culture and conflicts of civilizations»

E. N. Polyudova. Modern cultural research as a book of reflections: reflections on the book of E. N. Shapinskaya «Philosophy of music»


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Shapinskaya Ekaterina Nikolaevna,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Russian State University of Physical Education,
 Sport, Youth and Tourism.
e-mail: reenash@mail.ru

Monster as a cultural hero:
representations of monstrosity in popular culture

(ending)

Abstract. The article deals with the phenomenon of monstrosity in its representation in the texts of mass culture. The figure of the monster is seen as a vivid manifestation of the phenomenon of "friendliness", the example of which shows the change in attitude to the Other in different cultural contexts. The mythological origins of the image of a fantasy monster are traced, the mechanisms of creating monstrous images are identified, the most famous literary and screen representations of monstrous are analyzed. A comparison of literary and screen text, revealing by their means the problem of attitude to Another in culture. The conclusion is made about the ambivalence of fantasy-monstrous images that filled the modern mass culture from the point of view of the role in the formation of the relationship to the Other in culture and society.

Keywords. Monstrosity, mass culture, representation, myth, romanticism, cultural text, literature, cinema, Other


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