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Alferova N., Tarasenko A. V. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2015
Throughout history Chinese artistic culture has developed a fairly complex system of diverse art forms and styles. Chinese export art, being created particularly to satiate constantly growing appetite of the Western world for Chinese goods, holds a specific place among them. In spite of being considered as insignificant in terms of artistic merits, nevertheless, Chinese export painting succeeded to cover a modest segment in the European market in the XVIII – XIX centuries. Unlike most other types of Chinese decorative and applied arts, Chinese export painting until recently has never been taken as a subject of scientific research. The collection of the National Library of Russia possesses a number of Chinese painting albums. Comprehensive study of these art works might bridge lacunas for research of other multitudinous kinds of Chinese export arts and crafts of the XVIII-XIX centuries.
Added: Dec 4, 2015
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Margarita Kuleva. Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2015. No. 85.
Clothing and fashion play significant role in the process of ageing, and help put bodily experiences in the context of culture. It is especially important for young people as social subjects, who are starting to become independent but do not have sufficient experience and social competences to do this.    This paper explores how youth of middle and working class in Russia use clothing to denote their social identity and construct boundaries.The paper is based on materials of 81 IDI with young people from St. Petersburg.
Added: Feb 3, 2015
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Steiner E. S. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. WP BRP 49/HUM.
Hokusai  Manga  (HM)  is  the  biggest  and  the  best  known  work  of  Katsushika  Hokusai  (1760-1849)  which  consists  of  ca.  900  pp.  published  in  15  volumes  from  1814  to  1875.  This  publication  discusses  the  phenomenon  of  HM  and  its  place  in  the  context  of  Japanese  picture  books. Was it a drawing manual or comic cartoons or perhaps a pictorial encyclopedia? What are  the historical meanings and etymology of the word manga? The special attention is devoted to the principles of compilation of HM and to the ways of  organization of the compositional unity of its volumes. This research  offers a major revision of  the textual nature of this famous, yet insufficiently studied, masterpiece. Contrary to the common  belief  that  HM  is  a  chaotic  jumble  of  random  disjointed  pictures,  every  volume  is  act ually  composed as a sophisticated whole with the help of elaborate schemata  deeply imbedded in the  traditional Japanese ways of textual organization.
Added: May 4, 2014
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Виноградов А. Ю. Basic research program. WP BRP. National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2016
The article is dedicated to the international position of Christian Alania in the 10th century, including defeat by the Khazars after 932 and expulsion of the clergy, and re-Cristianization about 950. Narrative, sigillographic, epigraphic and archaeological sources are used. As result the international position of Christian Alania in the 10th century is reconstructed.
Added: Apr 10, 2017
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Kuleva M. Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2016. No. 138.
In the past 20 years, the increasing number of papers in cultural studies, sociology of the arts and industrial sociology has been focused on creative/cultural workers. They critically reconsidered the over-optimistic view on creative workforce presented earlier by the cultural economists as R. Florida, C. Landry and others. However, there are still many topics, which remain understudied. First, most of the studies were focused on free-lancers, short contract and self-employed workers and still exclude those who are employed full-time or strongly tied with an institutional organization. Furthermore, while much research has been devoted to the UK, other regions or global concerns have gained little attention. This paper aims to bridge abovementioned gap at least partly by presenting an empirical case of full-time workers in Moscow art-centres, based on 20  in-depth interviews and 20 observations at the workplaces and public events of these centres.   
Added: Dec 8, 2016
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Kobyshcha V. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. 79.
The paper aims to explore how aesthetic objects are constituted in the process of perception. Most of the studies of arts in social sciences take an artwork for granted and assume that it is seen because it is meant to be seen. Using examples of recent works in the sociology of art, I demonstrate that this question is usually ignored by the researchers, even though their empirical data reveals its importance. To overcome this disadvantage I suggest a theoretical analysis which includes Simmel’s aesthetic theory, phenomenological concepts of attention and contemporary approaches to perception in the sociology of art. As a result, I formulate a set of guiding conceptual principles and apply them to the study of the architectural festival “Arkhstoyanie”. The empirical cases provided in this paper show how and why certain artworks become an object of contemplation, disappear, or achieve a multiple presence.
Added: Dec 4, 2014
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Samutina N. 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.  
Added: Oct 22, 2014
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Margarita Kuleva. Working Papers of Centre for German and European Studies. Centre for German and European Studies, 2014. No. 7.
The paper examines social features and cultural profile of the audience of Manifesta 10, first global scaled art-event ever hold in St. Petersburg and Russia as well. Based on the empirical study of 400 formalized interviews with biennale visitors (July-September 2014), this paper compares the audience of Manifesta 10 with visitors of European art-events, firstly previous edition of Manifesta. Despite the democratization of the field of contemporary art (including the elimination of the financial barrier to access to the exhibition), the research shows that the majority of visitors are people with higher education and income slightly exceeding national average. The significant differences were found also: Russian audience is biased towards younger visitors (more than 70% is younger than 35) and gender misbalanced. The study also shows the differences between the patterns of art-tourism in Russia and Europe:  European event attracts larger flows from neighboring regions, in Russia there is a long tail: small groups from many distant locations.   
Added: Feb 16, 2015
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Maciel L. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2016. No. 125.
The preprint is dedicated to the Ukrainian architectural features of 18th century Russsian buildings. Many of these were built in the milieu of intense cultural exchange between Russia and Ukraine. The research aims to discuss how exactly and why Ukrainian elements were used in Russian architecture. Volume organization and decoration of Russian buildings having Ukrainian features are analyzed and compared. The results reveal a clear distinction between the buildings which intentionally copy Ukrainian models or singular elements and those unintentionally using some Ukrainian features as elements of architectural fashion. The detailed analysis of such cases is invaluable for the understanding of Russian architectural transformation in the 18th century.
Added: Mar 9, 2016
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Гасан Гусейнов Статьи. 27.01.2015. Постнаука, 2015
On the origins of cartoons and various forms of mimesis in art.
Added: Jul 25, 2015
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Гасан Гусейнов Статьи. 27.01.2015. Постнаука, 2015
Why did Vitruvius demand from an architect a good knowledge of mythology and other "humanities"? Myth and architecture. Columns and oculi of the great constructions and their mythological semantics.
Added: Jul 25, 2015
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Бакина Т. В. Философия и исследования культуры. WP20. Высшая школа экономики, 2014. № 05.
Added: Oct 15, 2014
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Самутина Н. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2010. № 05.
Added: Mar 24, 2013
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Ганжа А. Г. Культура. 11.05.2018. Издательский дом "ПостНаука", 2018
Added: Sep 7, 2018