Русский язык: затянувшийся выход из постсоветского хронотопа
The chapter gives a detailed survey of the book as well as its thematical structure and the problems of analyzing the post-soviet era in the history of Russian political and social language
Inaugural Address is a new ideological text in Russian political discourse. The author presents a cognitive-discursive approach to describing ways of (re)production of conceptions about power and ways of formation knowledge about new political institute (institute of president).
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which new media technologies have shaped language and communication in contemporary Russia. It traces the development of the Russian-language internet (Runet) from late-Soviet cybernetics to the advent of Twitter and explores the evolution of web-based communication practices, showing how they have both shaped and been shaped by social, political, linguistic and literary realities. Throughout the volume, leading Runet scholars draw attention to features and trends that are characteristic of global new media, as well as those that are more specific to Russian media culture.
Cultural and political implications of the first post-soviet lustrum since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Self-representation of politicians in the era of Boris Yeltsin.
In modern Russia, official political discourse is routinely confronted by challenges from internet-based means of communication. Novel forms of political dialog have become widespread in new media, especially in terms of dialog initiated by “ordinary” people, who use irony and visual images to express their dissatisfaction with politicians׳ activities. This study suggests the characteristics of a special aspect of a computer-mediated political discourse in Russia. It demonstrates contextual and instrumental features of a visual political irony in new media based on a case study of the LiveJournal Internet community “Potsreotizm”. An analysis of the instruments that members of this Internet community use to create visual irony leads to the conclusion that in the virtual space, myths and concepts created by the political elite are being constantly interpreted with the help of irony and humor, and people increasingly treat these myths and concepts critically at the level of daily social routine. Reflection, context and visual representation, which are necessary to create ironical discourse, offer original vocabularies for organizing public dialog within new media. Community members׳ worldviews are not preordained by the state but are shaped by cultural, social and cognitive processes in virtual forms of communication.
Article is devoted the description of features of a blog sphere of a Russian Internet, as independent media phenomenon. In a modern Russian discourse reduction of sphere of a public policy, imposing to editions and authors of opinions, self-censorship of editions that leads to expansion of sphere of influence of a blog sphere for free discussion of political problems is noticed.
The collection contains articles that were published as a result of the work of the 7th International Scientific Interdisciplinary Conference on Research and Methodology Institute of Foreign Languages (RUDN University). The main goal of the conference - to reveal the diversity of functional aspects of intercultural communication within the process of world education integration, to focus on translation and interpreting issues in the conditions of the modern society.
The paper employs the categories of ideologeme and kul’turnost’ for the analysis of post-Soviet urban mass celebrations. The paper delves into how Soviet ideological clichés and stereotypes are manifested in the language of contemporary Russian urban inhabitants. The paper also explains the interdependence between a survey situation, a research setting, and the celebrative lexicon of post-Soviet urban inhabitants. Kul’turnost’ is considered as the set of practices, which is a fantastic and fragmented mixture of uncouth upbringing, high culture, satisfaction, seduction, and inaccessibility for the masses (Volkov 1996; Kozlova 2005). The research setting is the industrial city of Perm with approximately one million citizens. The data comes from the survey, conducted with 429 White Nights in Perm Festival – 2012 visitors. The results demonstrate that visitors have a complex structure of their opinions including the clichés rooted in Soviet discursive heritage. In terms of Soviet ideologemes the festival looks like a public good providing dignified leisure for Perm citizens. Desirable and non-desirable behavioral patterns are constructed by the dichotomies referring to the content of kul’turnost’ concept. Applying Bourdieu’s idea of “the objectivisation of the objectifier”, the paper reflects on the influence of surveys on the usage of Soviet discursive heritage. The results suggest the necessity to regard Soviet discursive heritage as an influential source of signifiers for articulating opinions in post-Soviet Russia. The paper also questions the usage of Western originated scales as the main tool for festival impact evaluation.