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Methodological issues in culture studies


Photo by Natalia Samutina

Staff:

Our main methodological interests lay in developing and somehow inventing interdisciplinary research languages on the crossroads of Cultural sociology and Cultural Studies. We consider Cultural Studies not only as a field where significant contemporary interpretations of culture (as a process of producing meanings by different social subjects) were established. For us the heritage of Cultural Studies concerns the question of the interdependence between the object of inquiry and researchers’ values and methods.  In our discussion of this intellectual tradition we address the evolution of Cultural Studies, their development inside and outside the academia (particularly in Russia). We constantly question and update sets of tools used for our cultural analysis, projecting important principles of contemporary cultural theories into the specific practices of research.

Our research areas include:

·         Cultural Studies, sociology of culture, cultural sociology

·         Cultural Studies and critical theory

·         History of Cultural Studies and Russian “kulturologia”

·         Cultural institutions in modern societies

·         Theories of culture and transformations of cultural practices


Publications:

Kolesnik, Alexandra (2015). Populyarnaya muzyka v kontekste sovremennyh kul'turnyh issledovanii: formirovanie i akademizatsiya popular music studies [Popular music in the context of contemporary cultural studies: formation and academization of popular music studies] in Obschestvennye nauki i sovremennost' [Social Sciences and Modernity]. #5.

Maksimova, Alisa (2015). Povedenie posetitelei: prostranstvennyi i temporal'nyi analiz [The behavior of visitors: a spatial and temporal analysis], in Muzei [Museum]. # 8.

Stepanov, Boris (2014). “Kak bezzakonnaya kometa…”: kul'turnye issledovaniya v poiskah akademicheskoi identichnosti [“Like a Lawless Comet...”: Сultural Studies in the Search for Academic Identity]. Working paper WP6/2014/03 (Series WP6 “Humanities”).

Samutina, Natalia; Stepanov, Boris (2014). Eds. Tsarytsyno. Attraktsion s istoriej [Tsaritsyno. Attractions with History]. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Samutina, Natalia (2014). Pruzhinki Hamburga: graffiti-raiter OZ I nevidimoe soobschestvo vidjaschih [Little Springs of Hamburg: Graffiti Writer OZ and the Invisible Community of Those Who See] in Mikrourbanism. Gorod v detaljah [Micro-urbanism. City in details]. Eds. Brednikova, Olga; Zaporozhets, Oksana. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Brednikova, Olga; Zaporozhets, Oksana (2014). Mikrourbanism. Lovushka dlia goroda [Micro-urbanism. The trap for the city] in Micro-urbanism. Gorod v detalyah [Micro-urbanism. City in Details]. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Maksimova, Alisa (2014). Kontseptual'nye i metodologicheskie voprosy izucheniya posetitelei muzeev [Conceptual and methodological issues of studying museum visitors] in Sotsiologiya: Metodologiya, metody, matematicheskoe modelirovanie [Sociology: Methodology, methods, mathematical modeling]. #39.

Samutina, Natalia (2013). Velikie chitatelnitsy: fan fiction kak forma literaturnogo opyta [The Great Female Readers: Fan Fiction as a Literary Experience]. Sociologicheskoye obozrenie [Russian Sociological Review]. 12, #3.

Kaspe, Irina (2013). Bez nadezhdy nadezhdy na vyzdorovlenie: bol’ v obmen na document [No Hope of Recovery: Pain in Exchange for Document] in Status dokumenta: Okonchatelnaia bumazhka ili otchuzhdennoe svidetelstvo? [Status of document: final piece of paper or alienated testimony?]. Ed. Kaspe, Irina. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Samutina, Natalia; Zaporozhets, Oksana (2012). Svoj sredi drugih: antropologija normy v prostranstve Tsaritsynskogo parka [Being with Others: Anthropology of Norm in Tsaritsyno Park]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #06.

Samutina, Natalia (2011). Transformaciya ob'ekta kak vyzov nauke o kino [Transformation of the Object as a Challenge for Cinema Studies]. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer]. #109.

Samutina, Natalia (2011). Slovo iz dvuh problemnyh chastej: kinoissledovanija 2010-h o svojom uskolzajuschem objecte [Troubles with Both Parts of the Notion: Cinema Studies and Their Vanishing Object]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #05.

Samutina, Natalia (2010). Rannee kino kak teoria nastojaschego [Early cinema as a Theory of Present]. Kinovedcheskie zapiski [Notes on Cinema]. #94/95.

Kaspe, Irina (2010). Granizy sovetskoy zhizni: predstavleniya o "chastnom" v izolyazionistskom obschestve. Chast vtoraya [Boundaries of Soviet Life: The Concept of "Private" in an Isolationist Society. Part 2.] Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer]. #101.

Samutina, Natalia; Stepanov, Boris (2009). A Vas, Shtirlitz, ya snova poproshu ostat'sya...: k probleme sovremennoy retseptsii sovetskogo kino ["And You, Shtirlits, Please, Stay": Examining Contemporary Reception of Soviet Cinema. M: Neprikosnovenny Zapas [Reserve Stock]. #3(65).

Samutina, Natalia (2009). Teoriya, istoriya, attraktsiony: rannee kino i novyje media [Theory, History and the Attractions: Early Cinema and New Media]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #07.

Samutina, Natalia (2009). "Cult camp classics": spezifika normativnosti i strategii zritel'skogo vospriyatiya v kinematografe ["Cult Camp Classics": Norms and Strategies of Reception in Cinema] in Savelieva, Irina; Poletayev, Andrey, eds. Klassika i klassiki v sozial'nom i gumanitarnom znanii [Classics and Classicists in Modern Social and Humanitarian Disciplines]. M: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Kaspe, Irina (2009). Granizy sovetskoy zhizni: predstavleniya o «chastnom» v izolyazionistskom obschestve. Chast' pervaya [Boundaries of Soviet Life: The Concept of "Private" in an Isolationist Society Part 1]. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer]. #100.

Samutina, Natalia (2007). Ideologija nostalgii: problema proshlogo v sovremennom evropejskom kino [Ideology of Nostalgia: Problem of the Past in Contemporary European Cinema]. HSE Preprints, WP6 #01

Zaporozhets, Oksana; Lavrinec, Jekaterina (2007). Poteryatsia, chtobi uvidet: fotographicheskoe vospriyatie goroda [To Get Lost for to Find: On the Photographic Experience of the Urban] in Yarskaya-Smirnova, Elena; Romanov, Pavel; Krutkin, Viktor (eds.). Visualnaya Antropologiya: novie podhodi k sotsialnoy realnosti [Visual Anthropology: New Approaches to Social Reality]. Saratov: Academic Press.

Zaporozhets, Oksana (2007). Visualnaya sotsiologiya: konturi podhoda [Visual Sociology: Contours of the Field]. Inter. Interaction. Interview. Interpretation. #4.

Samutina, Natalia (2006). Ed. Fantasticheskoe kino. Epizod pervyi [Science Fiction Cinema. Episode one]. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer Publishing House].

Zaporozhets, Oksana; Lavrinec, Jekaterina (2006). Pryatki, gorodki i drugie issledovatelskie igri: Urban Studies v poiskah tochki opori [Research Games in Urban Space (Seeking for Bearings of Urban Studies)]. Communitas. #1.

Kaspe, Irina (2000). Krivoye anti-zerkalo. “Sovetskiy” i “postsovetskiy” anekdot: Problemy zhanrovoy transformazii [Distorting Anti-mirror. “Soviet” and “Post-Soviet” Anekdot: The Problems of genre transformation]. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie [New Literary Observer]. #43.