This book is intended for geographers, historians, urban researchers, and anyone interested in the political situation in modern Russia.
Mayakovsky’s words ‘It’s Time, Forward!’ better than any political slogans, reflect the atmosphere in which Soviet cultural policy emerged. This book aims to declare a special preserve and methodological perspective for the study of Soviet cultural history. In it Soviet society is considered as a space of radical projecting and experimentation in cultural policy, which was far from homogeneous, often multidirectional, and sometimes chaotic and contradictory. It was a unique historic example of government intervention in the cultural sphere. The authors attempt to evaluate the social viability of institutions which formed in Russian society, both thanks to and in spite of Soviet cultural policy, and to assess the consequences of the decline and fall of some of those same institutions.
The book targets a wide audience, including culture researchers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in Soviet history and culture.
The articles selectedfor publication focus on the theoretical comprehension of fundamental demographic changesoccurring in the world, on their determinants and consequences. These consequences are universaland run through all levels of social reality, from the family to the global.Great attention is paid to Russian population issues. The author seeks to understand andto explain Russia’s demographic problems in the context of universal and global demographicchanges and challenges. Some articles are devoted to the history and current state of Russianpopulation studies.
The potential audience of the book are researchers representing a broad range of socialscience disciplines, teachers and students, politicians and journalists, and a wide range of readersinterested in population studies and related sciences.
The publication is timed to coincide with the 80th birthday of Anatoly Vishnevsky.
The book is designed for academicians and students of humanitarian studies as well as for a wide audience of those interested in the history of the Stalin era.
Original edition published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin,an imprint of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.Russian language edition publishedby National Research University Higher School of Economics.
The monograph explores the specifics of the situation of men and women in the Russian labor market, studies the phenomenon of gender segregation beginning with the Soviet epoch and to present days, discusses causes and consequences of gender segregation on the labor market, draws comparisons with international practices. Based on the Russian statistical data and the Russian monitoring of economic situation and health of the population, the study conducts empirical evaluations of intensity and directions of labor mobility according to gender groups, as well as the way mobility influences gender differences in wages and segregation. Vertical segregation and the problem of “glass ceiling” in Russian economy is separately explored.Addressed to economists, sociologists, experts in the field of employment and management of human resources.
This book comprises a collection of essays on vital problems of art history seen as the practice of reviving of meanings related to the visual reality of the past. Here the model for the investigator has een Ernst Gombrich, the art theorist, as well as art historian, whose scholarly discourse is truly creative. Gombrich revealed the performative core of any kind of scholarly knowledge. Gombrich's work and personality, and also the story of his relationships with Popper, Warburg, Panofsky, Mitchell, Preziosi, Wind and many others, give us insight in research as interpersonal communication in the variety of conceptual contexts, which causes specific illusive effects resembling the illusion which is usually considered typical of visual arts exclusively.
The book will be useful to specialists in esthetics, psychology and philosophy, and to all interested in art and its interpretation.