Реакция Кона Игорь Кон. Бить или не бить? М.: Время, 2011. 448 с.
This article is a review of Russian sociologist Igor Kon's book on the issue of corporal punishment for children. Kon examines the problem in a broad historical and psychological context, arriving at its conceptualization. The review demonstrates the relevance of the issue of corporal punishment in the framework of recent debates on the rights of families, the boundaries of state authority and the juvenile justice system.
The experience of the „translation of the culture“ was based with Rilke on the one hand on western book springs, on the other hand, on his short-term travelling to Russia. The sharp Rilkes translations from Russian is "Das Igorlied" and the writer preserved the structural elements from his poetic language. Rilkes „translation of the culture“ has promoted not only the horizon enlargement of the German-speaking audience, but also has enriched his poetic creating and his cultural experience.
The main focus of this paper is the relation between the realisation of the right of the child to express his/her views and democracy in Russia. With this in view, I will study the interconnection between the right to express the views and the right to participate. Further, I will give an overview of the specifics of democracy in Russia, how they influence political participation, and what could be done to prevent the further infantilisation of citizens in Russia. Finally, I will explore traditional perceptions with regard to children’s participation in Russia and the legal framework and practice of the implementation of the child’s right to social and political participation.
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.