‘And after that we all became like brothers’: Emotions, Affectivity and Risks in a Pro-governmental Youth Movement Vse doma
How body and mind are interconnected within action? This paper examines this question from the phenomenological point of view. First, we will describe some basic phenomenological attitudes to externality and internality. These attitudes were formulated by the founder of the phenomenology Edmund Husserl. Second, we present Husserl’s ideas on the embodiment. Third, we examine the development of Husserl’s position by French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
The concept of cognitive complexity is developed in the article. The complexity of cognition involves the syncretic inner connection of the level of perception and the mental level (perceptual thinking), the logical and intuitive components, the analogue, continuous and digital, discrete ones as well as loops of feedback between a cognitive agent and a medium which it cognizes, the connection of cognition with action, of cognition with communication. The cognitive complexity is formed also by complexity of functioning of consciousness and of the intertwining of its levels. Mind is considered as a structure-process in the interdependence of its bodily and mental aspects: body is able to cognize; it is thinking one, whereas mind is moving one. Mind is a self-organizing system, and self-organization engenders the phenomena of emergence, unpredictability on the level of the whole. The concept of cognitive complexity is discussed in the context of the notions of complexity and nonlinearity of thinking as well as of nonlinearity of writing. It is argued that a “complex epistemology” (Edgar Morin) is necessary for comprehension of complexity of cognition and creativity
The paper presents an analysis of the key events associated with changes in youth culture and civic activities in modern Russia, occurring during the first decade of the 21 st century. Discursive representations of youth typical for this period (government programs directed toward the youth theme, media projects, activist initiatives), as well as policy responses to the growth of youth activities, including projects of youth mobilization, are also discussed. A key event - the financial and economic crisis (recession) in 2008 - is regarded as a turning point / the turn of the century, which particularly affected the reconceptualization of the youth question in modern Russia in different dimensions: political-activist, patriotic, urban, subcultural and others. In this article we suggest a new focus of considering new forms of youth activism, through the prism of the solidarity approach. We analyze key trends in new youth solidarities in the political, cultural and economic dimensions.
A woman’s body becomes a site of alarming attention and anxiety in modern Western culture. The preoccupation with the body seriously affects women’s psychological well-being and self-esteem, health and health related behaviours, relationships with others, and career. This article focuses onthe social influences on body perception and women’s individual lives. It reveals the complexity of a human body and women’s personal activity addressed to their bodies, and containsthe results of qualitative hermeneutical research of influential bodily sociocultural tendencies and women’s attitudes towards their bodies in modern Western culture.