Как песни попадают на радио, или что успех Рианны в чартах значит для исследователя инноваций. Рецензия на книгу: Rossman G. 2012. Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
This article focuses on the major rules for preparing a text for publication in an academic journal. The paper provides recommendations concerning how to choose an articles title and publication genre, how to plan the work and edit the text, and guidelines regarding the content of the main parts of the paper. Keywords: academic journals, academic publications, genres, paper preparation, editing, etc.
During the last two decades a lot of new cultural institutions have emerged in St. Petersburg. Being both modern cultural centers and spaces for work and living of the “creative class”, such institutions are not only oriented on exhibition and educational activities (lectures, workshops, etc), but also follow entertainment purposes (including cafes, bars, shops). These organizations are similar in forms of institutionalization, in products and in strategies they choose. However, many differences between them can be found. Our aim was to investigate the process of cultural production in St. Petersburg. Our study is based on data, collected by the research group: “Creative city”. The questions we are answering are: (1) what is the aim of these institutions? (2) What are elements of process of cultural production? (3) How can the entertainment projects be mixed with cultural production? What audience do they focus on?
Several approaches to the concept of fatherhood present in Western sociological tradition are analyzed and compared: biological determinism, social constructivism and biosocial theory. The problematics of fatherhood and men’s parental practices is marginalized in modern Russian social research devoted to family and this fact makes the traditional inequality in family relations, when the father’s role is considered secondary compared to that of mother, even stronger. However, in Western critical men’s studies several stages can be outlined: the development of “sex roles” paradigm (biological determinism), the emergence of the hegemonic masculinity concept, inter-disciplinary stage (biosocial theory). According to the approach of biological determinism, the role of a father is that of the patriarch, he continues the family line and serves as a model for his ascendants. Social constructivism looks into man’s functions in the family from the point of view of masculine pressure and establishing hegemony over a woman and children. Biosocial theory aims to unite the biological determinacy of fatherhood with social, cultural and personal context. It is shown that these approaches are directly connected with the level of the society development, marriage and family perceptions, the level of egality of gender order.