Plastic Beach Utopia: GORILLAZ’ Multimedia Concept Project in the Context of Contemporary Popular Music Culture
Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme , 2014. No. 71.
The paper aims to provide analysis of the most general problems of the music industry in the digital age. It poses a question about the possibility of innovation and conceptual development in contemporary popular music, overflowed with retromania. A growing popularity of such form as a “concept album” and its transformation into concept multimedia projects is regarded as a positive sign of the changes in music production and distribution. Detailed cultural analysis of one particular case, the multimedia concept project by the British band Gorillaz, demonstrates how a substantial cultural and musical innovation can exist today in the framework of popular entertainment. The last studio album by Gorillaz, called Plastic Beach (2010) works with the concept of Utopia and utopian imagery, presenting music as a space for free and meaningful collaboration among musicians and for the creation of the diverse community of listeners.
Популярная музыка в контексте современных культурных исследований: формирование и академизация popular music studies
, Общественные науки и современность 2015 № 5 С. 163-176
The paper focuses on emergence of contemporary popular music studies in the tradition of cultural studies, stages of this new disciplinary field formation and basic controversial issues. Traditional fields in musical studies are musicology and sociology of music, each of these disciplines developed a certain view of music covering the different sides of ‘musical’, and ...
Added: February 16, 2015
, Emotional Landscapes of Reading / National Research University Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Basic research program". 2015. No. 99.
This paper focuses on fan fiction as a literary experience and especially on fan fiction readers’ receptive strategies. Methodologically, its approach is at the intersection of literary theory, theory of popular culture, and qualitative research into practices of communication within online communities. It presents a general characterization of fan fiction as a type of contemporary ...
Added: April 14, 2015
, Общественные науки и современность 2015 Т. 5 С. 102-117
This article analyses the features of political mythology as a manifestation of the political symbolization’s process. Political symbolization is defined as the phenomenon of unconventional media reaction to the political information presented in a specific form of sign systems. The research reveals the interrelation of political myths with ideology and utopia. The analysis of political ...
Added: October 14, 2015
, Государство, религия, церковь в России и за рубежом 2019 № 1-2 С. 670-689
Among the huge amount of books and articles published at the Revolution’s Hundredth anniversary, the author focuses on several volumes translated from English into Russian: Yuri Slezkine’s “The House of Government”, Mark Steinberg’s “The Russian Revolution. 1905–1921”, and Martin Malia’s “History’s Locomotives.” Comparing the authors’ approaches the author draws conclusions about their scientific and political ...
Added: August 12, 2019
, Вопросы философии 2019 № 3 С. 206-2014
The author examines the delicate relationship between such phenomena as philosophy and popular culture. After formulating three attitudes of philosophers working with popular culture (left-critical, right-critical and left-objectivistic), the author proposes the term «crossroad» to show at what point of evolution of philosophy of culture and social theory during the XXth century converged popular culture ...
Added: August 13, 2019
, Popular Culture And History: Representations Of The Past In British Popular Music Of The 2000s / Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ. Series WP "Working Papers of Humanities". 2014. No. 54.
This paper investigates the basic mechanisms of representation of the past in British popular music in the early 2000s. Changes in the music industry associated with the emerging and wide dissemination of new media has affected the search for new musical decisions, reformatting attitudes to the past in general, and to the musical past in ...
Added: July 28, 2014
, Логос 2016 Т. 26 № 2 С. 81-106
Этот текст предлагает прочтение немецкого идеализма в единстве с его кантианским началом, понимаемым как утопическое. Для этого утопия должна быть понята не просто как утопическое видение будущего. Поскольку утопия по определению начинается с «не-места», понятие утопии требует прежде всего переосмысления проблемы начала. Утопия будто бы дистанцирована от реальности, но изнутри процесса реального к ней не ...
Added: September 25, 2016
, Philosophy and Rhetoric 2020 Vol. 53 No. 2 P. 111-133
This paper revisits the rhetorics of system and irony in Fichte and Friedrich Schlegel in order to theorize the utopic operation and standpoint that, I argue, system and irony share. Both system and irony transport the speculative speaker to the impossible zero point preceding and suspending the construction of any binary terms or the world ...
Added: November 2, 2019
, Russian Journal of Philosophy & Humanities 2017 Vol. 1 No. 2 P. 71-90
This paper outlines a utopic reading of the Kantian origin of German Idealism, which in turn implies and necessitates a rearticulation of the concept of utopia. In this optic, utopia ceases to be a mere idealistic vision of the future and becomes, first and foremost, a utopian method and standpoint from which Kantian idealism begins. Utopia, ...
Added: November 28, 2018
Berlin : De Gruyter, 2015
The book focuses on literary representations of the utopian projects in the Avant-Garde and Modernism. ...
Added: October 29, 2017
, Философские науки 2013 № 7 С. 96-104
There were two equivalent geniuses in the history of nineteenth centuries thought, the period when all main meanings of Russian mentality were being organized and reflections about possible destiny of Russia in the context of world history were being established. Their names are Konstantin Leontiev and Vladimir Solovyov. The both have their backgrounds in Slavyanofil's ...
Added: October 29, 2013
, Вестник Российского университета дружбы народов. Серия: Философия 2017 Т. 21 № 4 С. 466-478
There is a point of view according to which “Western Marxism” after the collapse of the USSR and the disappearance of the Communist regimes ceased to be a political project and concentrated instead on the study of culture. In this article, the author argues that this is a wrong perception. Many contemporary Marxist philosophers do study culture ...
Added: August 17, 2018
, Лабиринт. Журнал социально-гуманитарных исследований 2017
Музыка в рамках нашего каждодневного опыта существует как явление культуры, чье присутствие может оставаться относительно невидимым в силу ее абстрактного характера, который противопоставлен феноменам, имеющим материальное проявление в отдельных артефактах. Вместе с тем музыкальный опыт соотносится и с конкретной материальной средой – клубами, барами, студиями, концертными залами – теми местами, где музыку слушают, сочиняют и ...
Added: December 14, 2016
, Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований 2017 Т. 9 № 3 С. 104-134
This review essay examines debates on cultural populism among English-speaking cultural theorists in the second half of the 1980s and early 1990s. These debates were inspired by the development of the studies of popular culture and had a significant influence on the transformation of the landscape of cultural studies in the context of their academic and public expansion. The ...
Added: February 26, 2018
, Человек 2015 № 1 С. 116-132
The origins and development of practices of female images public presentation. The habit to display well-known persons images in the windows of fashionable shops eventually transformed into the practice of attractive women imaging and later - into mass dissemenation of relevant postcard, posters, female and male magazines. It is demonstrated that such practices served some ...
Added: January 3, 2016
, M. : Ad Marginem, 2018
What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex question. Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the properties that constitute universal meaning. Danto argues that despite varied approaches, ...
Added: August 12, 2018
, , Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe 2017 № 4 С. 1-23
In the 1910s, cinema censorship traditions and rules varied in different Russian provinces, leading to widespread discussion of the whole topic. The article focuses on censorship practices in the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary capital, Petersburg / Petrograd. It investigates censorship documents of the 1910s, discusses the influence of World War I on Petrograd censorship, and draws ...
Added: August 19, 2017
21st Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies. St. Petersburg, August 23-28, 2016: Book of Abstracts
St. Petersburg : NP-PRINT, 2016
This book contains the abstracts of the presentations delivered by the participants of the 21st Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (Saint-Petersburg, August 23-28, 2016). The materials deal with a large scope of the issues related to the studies of contemporary and traditional China. ...
Added: August 26, 2016
Азбука, Азбука-Аттикус, 2021
В антологию, подготовленную известным востоковедом и переводчиком японской поэзии Александром Долиным, включены классические произведения знаменитых поэтов XVII – начала XIX в., таких как Мацуо Басё, Ёса-но Бусон,Кобаяси Исса, Ихара Сайкаку, Камо Мабути, Одзава Роан, Рёкан, Окума Котомити, Рай Санъё и многих других, чьи стихи вошли в золотой фонд японской и мировой литературы, а также колоритные ...
Added: April 16, 2021
, Нева 2016 № 6 С. 249-254
The paper focuses on pre-revolutionary films directed by Cheslav Sabinsky who has been considered as a "secondary film director". The author argues that Sabinsky who had invented "utrarealistic style" played an importat role in pre-revolutionary cinema. Only Gardin, Protazanov, Chardynin and Bauer might have been superior, that is why Sabinsky is considered to be "film ...
Added: July 1, 2016
, Социум и власть 2017 № 2 (64) С. 100-106
In this article, the author talks about combined in the Russian cultural tradition practices of punishment and pardon. From the point of view of the author, and to punish and pardon power uses in the interests of political legitimacy. In this case, the act of power makes up for the deficit of legitimacy. The practice ...
Added: May 19, 2017
, Международный журнал исследований культуры 2020 Т. 2 № 39 С. 117-129
In science fiction and utopian novels published in Russia in the nineteenth century locations and territorial characteristics set certain coordinates to interpret various cultural phenomena and ideas. Ideas about the progress, development, evolution, possible future are located in exotic countries, remote regions, on other planets, at the bottom of the ocean, other temporal periods. Spaces ...
Added: May 16, 2019
, Вестник Омского университета. Серия: Исторические науки 2017 № 4 С. 92-101
The purpose of this paper is to consider the philosophy of science of Alexander Bogdanov (Malinovsky) – Lenin’s early bolshevik rival, marxist philosopher and science fiction writer. The “proletarian science” concept as the crucial part of Bogdanov’s main intellectual projects – empiriomonism and the “universal organizational science” – tectology, is in the spotlight. The paper ...
Added: December 27, 2017
, Искусствознание 2008 № 4 С. 60-80
Added: October 18, 2013