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Zaporozhets O. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2014. No. BRP 52.
This paper focuses on a subway user, one of the main characters of mundane mobility in big cities. It is based on the field research conducted by the author in two Russian cities (Moscow and Kazan) in 2013-2014. The subway is considered not only as public transportation, but more broadly as a regulation tool that is used by homo mobilis to construct a wide network of relationships: with the city, with time, with one's daily activities. The notion of “affect management” - the urbanite's ability to manage their own emotional states and experiences - is suggested to describe the role of the subway in everyday life planning
Added: May 5, 2014
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Самутина Н. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2008. № 01.
This article is a part of collective pro ject which investigates the notion of “classics” and shows how it functions in contempor ary humanities and cultural practices. The author analyses the construction of nor ms in cinema (as cultural institute and mass communication medium) and accents the strategies of spectator ’s reception. Fro m sociologist’s point of view, we can’t use the notion of “classics” to describe cinema, as we do with art and literature: cinema is a part of mass culture, it work s as universal, anti-traditionalist and easily accessible medium, and it’s character contradicts the main sense of notion “classics”. But the common sense usage and the constructions of cult and classics in cinema made by or dinary spectator s work as impor tant cultural symptoms — first of all, the symptoms of histor ical thinking in cinema mechanism itself. These pro cesses of creating classics by common reception in or der to preserve a gap between different gro ups of images can be seen first in genre classics, and second in classical Hollywoo d cinema, as this notion is applied by or dinary spectator s. The author shows the impor tance of the notion of “cult movies” for contempor ary cinema studies methodology and compares cult cinema and cinema classics as two influential and insufficiently understoo d strategies of reception.
Added: Mar 24, 2013
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Shumilin M. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2013
Added: Oct 30, 2013
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Соколов П. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2011. № 02.

Drawing upon exegetical and scientific writings of Isaac Newton, his followers (W. Whiston) and opponents (Ch. Burnet), present study deals with the rise of objectivism – fundamental epistemic principle underlying the modern scientific worldview. The study is focused upon the synthesis of three epistemological principles, which shaped the science of Enlightenment: hermeneutic transparency of text in exegesis, mathematical certainty in natural science, and realistic mimesis in literary criticism. The author also examines the epistemological project, opposed to objectivistic paradigm, that puts together allegory in biblical scholarship, hypothetical method in physic and the primacy of literariness over referentiality in literary theory. Present article seeks to contribute to the genealogy of objective reality – ontological a priori of the modern scientific thought, emerged from the confusion of methodologies and discourses, characteristic to early Modern Times.

Added: Dec 25, 2012
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Zaporozhets O. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2016
The paper introduces a metaphor "digital porosity" aiming to grasp the nonuniformity, limitations and gaps of digital connectivity (technological, material, spatial, social, etc.) in urban spaces. Being used as a research guidance, the metaphor raises the questions what digital porosity is? how is it produced? how is it changing? Based on the research of internet connectedness and practices of Internet use in the subways of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, the paper states that the extension of the Internet zone and the inclusion of new urban spaces do not automatically increase the connectivity of the city, since the latter depends not only on the availability or the quality of internet communication, but also on the intentions and skills of the internet users and their ideas about the comfort and the possibility of internet connection, the role of the subway ride in the broader planning horizons.
Added: Apr 14, 2016
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Kirtchik O. I., Boldyrev I. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2013
This paper explores the problem of disciplinary status and identity of the Soviet mathematical economics which emerged and developed mostly during the Brezhnev era. Was it an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of mathematics and economics? Was it “only” a domain of applied mathematics? Was it a marginal sub-discipline or a part of mainstream of the Soviet economic science? A tentative answer to these questions brings us to consider not only the formal institutional status of mathematical economics, but also questions related to epistemic culture and professional (or disciplinary) identity of mathematical economists. The first term, epistemic culture, refers to representations of rationality and “truth”-finding devices such as analytical tools, theories, etc., while the second one, disciplinary identity, brings into light the issues of disciplinary self-identification and of disciplinary borders constructed and maintained by members of an academic community vis-à-vis other scholarly domains, and within a broader academic and political cultures. Based on interviews with Soviet mathematical economists we try to reconstruct a disciplinary history of this community characterized by rigorous mathematical foundations, innovative research methods and objects, and opaque political position. A comparison of Soviet mathematics with the situation in neoclassical economics in the West is insightful as far as both cases present some common and distinctive features.
Added: Dec 9, 2013
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Руднев М. Г., Магун В. С. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2010. № WP6/2010/03.
Added: Dec 3, 2012
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Андреев М. Л. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2015. № 4.
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Added: Dec 8, 2015
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Парсамов В. С., Шалаева А. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2014. № 04.
The development of the system of the scientific attestation in the USSR was closely connected to the politics and ideology. However during the analysis of the topic neither Soviet nor contemporary researches pay attention to the political context and therefore the general picture appears distorted. The authors of this article outline possible perspectives in the research of the history of the Higher Attestation Commission – “Vishaya Attestatsionnaya Komissiya” (VAK ) during 1933–1938 period of time. They demonstrate that from the very beginning VAK was intended not only as a structure which would assign scientific degrees and titles but also as a state control mechanism. Based on the archival documents which are being introduced here for the first time VAK and its techniques and methods of work are presented as one of the units of the state machine of Stalinism.
Added: Oct 20, 2014
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Полетаев А. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2006. № 02.
Analysis is based on the historical national accounts of the Russian Federation for 1960–1990 and official data for the post#Soviet period. The results of the International/European Comparison Programme for 2002 are used to develop retrospective estimates of Russia’s GDP components in comparison with the United States. These estimates are compared and cross-checked with the results of previous rounds of ICP/ECP and with CIA’ USSR–USA comparisons. Proposed approach allows to provide more reliable estimates of the level of Russia’s economic development in the Soviet period and to show explicitly biases in the structure of the centrally planned economy
Added: Mar 24, 2013
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Вишленкова Е. А. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2008. № 04.
Added: Mar 24, 2013
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Вишленкова Е. А., Ильина К. А. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2011. № 04.
Added: Dec 25, 2012
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Руткевич А. М. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2007. № 02.
Philosophy of history, being a speculative philosophical discipline, isn’t necessarily an ideology – it can be completely apolitical. But every developed ideology presupposes one or another scheme of world history, connecting past, present and future. This article analyses philosophy of history of the «conservative revolution» ideology in the times of Weimar Republic, which blended the elements of conservative appreciation of the past with inherent to socialism utopist project of the future.
Added: Mar 24, 2013
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Андреев М. Л. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2003. № 04.
Added: Mar 23, 2013
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Морозов О. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2018
Added: Dec 14, 2018
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Капелюшников Р. И. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2005. № 01.
The paper performs a deconstruction of the explanatory institutional scheme provided in the classical work «The Great Transformation» (1944) by one of the most authoritative scholars in modern economic anthropology Karl Polanyi (1886—1964). A thorough analysis of Polanyi’s taxonomy of alternative allocation systems (reciprocity, redistribution, market, household) shows that numerous lacunas, inconsistencies and self-contradictions make it generally vague and non-operational. The author demonstrates that Polanyi’s interpretation of reciprocity as totally non-utilitarian transactional mode is not valid and criticizes his tendency to describe market competition as a kind of Hobbsean war of all against all. A special attention is paid to Polanyi’s polemics with the classical liberalism and his perception of freedom in the modern complex society. The author argues there are no actual grounds to qualify Karl Polanyi as a predecessor of the modern neo-institutional theory since the very idea of institutional evolution was absolutely alien to his thinking. The paper concludes that his analytical scheme could not contribute to development of a new theoretical paradigm that would be able to conceptualize a diversity of existing institutional patterns and provide a unified methodological foundation for a productive synthesis of alternative approaches in social sciences.
Added: Mar 23, 2013
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Резвых П. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2012
Using the example of the discussion about Georg Friedrich Creuzer’s treatise “Symbols and Mythology of Ancient Peoples” which involved the main figures in the humanities in 1800–1820s, the article analyses a complex interaction between theological, philosophical, religious and political factors in redefining the goals of antiquity studies for various disciplines in a time when the romanticist paradigm in the humanities was taking shape.
Added: Feb 24, 2013
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Савельева И. М., Полетаев А. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2006. № 04.
In this work the authors continue to analyze the problem of ordinary historical knowledge using the USA public-opinion polls’ results. The article opens the series of planned publications on mass representations of the past in the United States. The research is focused on diffe rent sources of knowledge about the past: public and religious education, media-sources, family history and brings to the front the Americans opinion on the relative importance of these sources of information. The article provides methodology to bring along further research on the topic including form and substance of mass historical knowledge and effects.
Added: Mar 24, 2013
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Савельева И. М., Полетаев А. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2006. № 06.
In this article the authors continue the analysis of ordinary historical knowledge of the Americans using the USA public-opinion polls’ results. As mass representations of the past are generally based on values and principles shared by the most of the population we start with the brief overview of the “American values system” explicated in polls materials. Then we describe general structure of historical knowledge giving special attention to three parameters: different components of the past (historical periods, facts and personalities); degree of interest to these components and level of knowledge about them. The special point of the article is to identify the set of “markers”, which designate and organize mass historical knowledge. First of all markers of the realm of the past are represented by Very  Important Persons an Very Important Events. As well the function of markers may be performed by different artefacts existing in the present but associated with the past.
Added: Mar 24, 2013
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Руткевич А. М. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2012. № 03.

Battles of the First World War were accompanied by what was the first full-scale war of words in European history. It was aimed at influencing the public opinion abroad as well as at mobilizing the population at home. Leading intellectuals, including famous scholars, participated in propaganda campaigns waged by the belligerent nations. This text focuses on the discussions between philosophers
involved in the international conflict.

Added: Dec 16, 2012
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Самутина Н. В. Гуманитарные исследования. WP6. Высшая школа экономики, 2007. № 01.
The author analyses some options of representation of past and history in various forms of cinema (differentiated institutionally, aesthetically and historically), especially in European heritage cinema of the last decade. From the middle of 1990-ties, heritage cinema has been playing an important role in the construction of Pan-European cinema and in the production of ideologically claimed images of European past: landscapes, artefacts, types of cultural behavior, anthropologic patterns and so on. Heritage cinema tries to construct this symbolic “new Europe” community through the image of nostalgic past, and with some specific cinematographic apparatus, which provokes the nostalgic emotion in the spectator. Nostalgia which is often interpreted in cultural theory as a regressive phenomena, or as common effect of modern media (F. Jameson), in heritage cinema creates a unique possibility to differentiate private past and traumatic European history, local human experience and global ideology of states and wars – in order to reconcile us with the past and to provide a non-conflict existence in present. This cultural role and potential of heritage cinema helps us to see the whole nostalgia phenomena as something more complicated and ideologically polysemantic, and to underline the large possibilities of cinema in producing so-called “nostalgic experience” (in F. Ankersmit terms). Besides, the article provides some examples of heritage cinema genre in contemporary Russian cinema with the same ideological message.The author analyses some options of  representation of past and history in various forms of cinema (differentiated institutionally, aesthetically and historically), especially in European heritage cinema of the last decade. From the middle of 1990-ties, heritage cinema has been playing an important role in the construction of Pan-European cinema and in the production of ideologically claimed images of European past: landscapes, artefacts, types of cultural behavior, anthropologic patterns and so on. Heritage cinema tries to construct this symbolic “new Europe” community through the image of nostalgic past, and with some specific cinematographic apparatus, which provokes the nostalgic emotion in the spectator. Nostalgia which is often interpreted in cultural theory as a regressive phenomena, or as common effect of modern media (F. Jameson), in heritage cinema creates a unique possibility to differentiate private past and traumatic European history, local human experience and global ideology of states and wars – in order to reconcile us with the past and to provide a non-conflict existence in present. This cultural role and potential of heritage cinema helps us to see the whole nostalgia phenomena as something more complicated and ideologically polysemantic, and to underline the large possibilities of cinema in producing so-called “nostalgic experience” (in F. Ankersmit terms). Besides, the article provides some examples of heritage cinema genre in contemporary Russian cinema with the same ideological message.
Added: Mar 24, 2013