Россия и Южная Африка: три века связей
How Russia and South Africa — countries located in different hemispheres — came to know about each other? How information was accumulated? What ways these two countries had to follow? Which prejudices they had to go through? How the mutual views changed for more than three centuries? These and many other answers are found in the book by Apollon Davidson and Irina Filatova.
This book is addressed to the readers who are interested in the development of relations and understanding between different peoples and nations.
The collection is a festschrift on the occasion of Prof. Irina M. Savelieva’s anniversary celebration. In 2002, Prof. Savelieva has founded, together with Andrey V. Poletayev, and led ever since the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities. She is also a tenured professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The book’s structure reflects a variety of the research interests of the Institute’s academic staff. It comprises works on the history of ideas and science, articles on the representation and politics of the past, and studies of the communication practices in various media and the urban environment.
The book addresses both professional researchers and those interested in the contemporary trends in the humanities.
The article considers four approaches to the interpretation of images and mythologems from the sphere of Western esotericism in mass culture. The first approach is based on the depth psychology of C. G. Jung and aims to identify archetypes common to the whole culture. The second is based on the reductionist theories of Marx and Freud, its main task is to reduce religious imagery to social and psychological realities. The third approach is represented by C. Partridge theory of occulture, in which the emphasis is made on tracing the historical genesis of esoteric imagery in modern culture. The fourth approach is expressed in the writings of J. Kripal, it synthesizes the historicism of the theory of occulture with the understanding of mass culture as a way of self-knowledge, revealing the deep spiritual essence of man
This article examines the role of archivists in shaping the capacity and the structure of a university’s memory. Drawing on sources such as laws and ministerial instructions, the authors analyze the government’s archive policy with regard to universities and how professors and archivists were taking part in its implementation. Their participation included sorting documents and attributing them to individual ‘cases’, destroying some of the ‘unnecessary’ documents and preserving others that were designated for destruction. Based on information from service records and university reports, the article tracks changes in the corporate status of university archivists in nineteenth-century Russia.
This is a subject collection of scientific articles dedicated to the issues of emergence and operation of ideas about the past at the level of scientific, everyday and artistic awareness. The task of complex examination of the phenomenon of representation of the past is resolved by combined efforts of representatives of a number of sciences: history, sociology, philosophy, philology, psychology. Such approach allows to thoroughly consider individual memory and collective representations of the past within framework of different disciplinary discourses and their specific conceptual and categorical apparatus.Addressed to students, postgraduates, and researchers in the area of social and historical sciences.
The article deals with the processes of building the information society and security in the CIS in accordance with modern conditions. The main objective is to review existing mechanisms for the formation of a common information space in the Eurasian region, regarded as one of the essential aspects of international integration. The theoretical significance of the work is to determine the main controls of the regional information infrastructure, improved by the development of communication features in a rapid process.The practical component consists in determining the future policies of the region under consideration in building the information society. The study authors used historical-descriptive approach and factual analysis of events having to do with drawing the contours of today's global information society in the regional refraction.
The main result is the fact that the development of information and communication technologies, and network resources leads to increased threats of destabilization of the socio-political situation in view of the emergence of multiple centers that generate the ideological and psychological background. Keeping focused information policy can not be conceived without the collective participation of States in the first place, members of the group leaders of integration - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Currently, only produced a comprehensive approach to security in the information field in the Eurasian region, but the events in the world, largely thanks to modern technology, make the search for an exit strategy with a much higher speed. The article contributes to the science of international relations, engaging in interdisciplinary thinking that is associated with a transition period in the development of society. A study of current conditions in their relation to the current socio-political patterns of the authors leads to conclusions about the need for cooperation with the network centers of power in the modern information environment, the formation of alternative models of networking, especially in innovation and scientific and technical areas of information policy, and expanding the integration of the field in this region on the information content.