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V. I. Grachev. About dissonances and consonances in the relationship between modern culture and art



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

A. Ya. Flier. Cultural variability and progress

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

V. M. Rozin. Unusual Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (the artist's life and work in the optics of everyday culture)



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

E. N. Sapinskaya. Subcultures in the digital world: anachronism or the basis for creating virtual communities?

M. I. Kozyakova. Museum in the history of culture: postmodern discourse


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

M. A. Poletaeva. Social practice of attitude to foreign culture


A. Ya. Flier. Cultural history as a change dominant identity types (beginning)

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Flier A. Ya. Theory of culture: a textbook for undergraduate students studying in the direction 033000 "cultural Studies". - Moscow: LLC "Publishing House "Soglasie", 2019. - 328 p.

The textbook is prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Federal educational standard and contains the main provisions of the theory of culture, corresponding to the modern scientific understanding of the subject, the essence of culture, its functions, morphology and typology, dynamics, forms, anthropological and social properties.

The manual is intended for undergraduate students studying in the direction of "cultural Studies".

Chapter 1. The essence of culture

Definition of culture
Culture as a social system
Cultural process
1. Culture as normative social behavior
Customs as a social ritual
2. Culture as a symbolic activity
Mythology and religion
3.Culture as the basis of identity
Typology of dominant identities
The subjects of identification
Cultural aspects of identity
Chapter 2. Function of culture
Properties of the person providing functionality of culture

1. The main social functions of culture
Functional differentiation of human collectives
Social consolidation
Socio-cultural organization
Sociocultural regulation
Social and cultural communication
Cultural adaptation
Cultural identity
Cognition and systematization of knowledge
2. Accumulation and translation of social experience.
Socio-cultural reproduction
Socialization and enculturation of the individual
Chapter 3. Morphology and typology of culture
1. The structuring of the culture in key areas
the life of the people (the morphology of culture)
2. The structuring of culture on the social strata of society
(social class typology)
Subculture of rural material producers (peasant)
Subculture of urban material producers (bourgeois)
Subculture of urban intellectual producers (intelligent).
Subculture the manufacturers of order (elite)
Subculture violators order (criminal)
3. Structuring culture
by its social and functional specializations
Consanguineous type of culture
Ethnic type of culture
National-political type of culture
Confessional type of culture
Professional culture type
4. Structuring of culture by means of social regulation
Traditional culture (culture-custom)
Creative culture (culture-ideology)
Popular culture (culture-reference)
Chapter 4. The dynamics of culture
1. Origin of culture
Cultural Genesis and its features
Origin of gun activity
Origin of language
Origin of religion
The origin of fine arts
The transition to food producing agriculture and craft
Origin of creative activity
Origin of writing
The origins of human cultural diversity
2. Historical development of culture
The history of culture as the history of activity
Culture of the primeval era (ecological and genetic stage of development)
The culture of the agricultural era (the political-ideological stage of the development)
Culture of the industrial era (economic and social stage of development)
Post-industrial culture
(information liberalist stage of development)
3.The vector of development of culture
The place of culture in the evolution of life on Earth
The cultural future of humanity
Main trends of historical dynamics of culture
Chapter 5. Form of culture
Cultural forms, artifacts, traits
Cultural system
Cultural configurations
1. Local cultures
The culture of the peoples
2. Translocal cultures
Economic and cultural types
Cultural and ethnographic communities
The religious community
3. Social types of culture
Cultural space
cultural Institute
Cultural norm
Cultural tradition
4. Language of culture
Cultural text
Cultural interpretation
Cultural picture of the world
Chapter 6. Human culture and society culture
1. The place of man in culture
Man as a product of culture
Man as a consumer of culture
Man as a translator of culture
Man as the Creator of culture
2. Cultural interests and needs of the person
Human cultural roles
Cultural adequacy
Social prestige and socio-cultural claims
Cultural values
Cultural competence
3. Society as a cultural system
Cultural structure of society
Reproduction of the image and quality of life of man and society
Culture in social reality
Application. Theory of culture. Philosophical Prolegomena
Methodical application. Self-test questions
Recommended reading
Main literature
Additional literature



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