понедельник, 16 декабря 2013 г.

Майдан и социология


Нынешний «майдан» и происходящее вокруг вполне справедливо заслуживают сравнения со становлением (гражданского) общества – многие сейчас пишут об этом. «Майдан», как и революции 18-19 веков действительно оказывается тем, что делает общество «видимым». Общество как самостоятельная и самоорганизующаяся сущность заявляет о себе, ломая представления о социальном порядке как результате воли определенных правителей или (определенного) государства. (И только непонимание этого провоцирует призывы к оппозиции «убрать людей с улицы», как будто оппозиция что-то может сделать в этой ситуации.) Другими словами, «общество есть». Мы увидели его, вероятно, так же, как и во времена возникновения социологии. Соответственно, так же, как и тогда, имеет смысл в очередной раз проникнуться необходимостью его изучать. Понимая этот «вызов» буквально, социологи, психологи, антропологи изучают феномен «майдана», состав его участников, коллеги-историки запустили проект «устной истории майдана» и т.д. Это все, без сомнения, очень важно и нужно, но хотелось бы сказать немного о другом.

О том, что есть общество вне столь интересного и заслуженно вызывающего уважение «майдана», а сам «майдан» переплетен с ним множеством контекстов, является выражением множества социальных различий: «восток» против «запада», «украинский язык» против «русского», «образованные» против «без в/о», «молодежь» против «старшего поколения», «бюджетники» против «предпринимателей», «интернет» против «телевизора», «facebook» против «vkontakte»  и т.д. Где-то эти различия стираются, где-то накладываются друг на друга и усиливаются. Основная задача социологии сейчас, на мой взгляд, состоит в том, чтобы иметь в виду, что после «майдана» эти и другие различия не перестанут существовать, воспроизводя две, три, пять, десять Украин. Здесь для социологии открывается возможность наконец-то осуществить свою социально-технологическую функцию: изучив природу и причины указанных различий, предложить способы нахождения взаимопонимания между теми, кто оказался ими расколот. На уровне здравого смысла это уже происходит: использование русского языка в обращении к жителям востока, перевод разговора с темы «Европа или Россия» на вопросы справедливости и прав человека и т.д.

Однако как мне кажется, все это лишь вершина «культурного айсберга». Так, например, мне как исследователю крайне интересен вопрос, почему одни считают проявление несправедливости каким-то «стихийным бедствием», которое нужно перетерпеть («так уж устроен этот мир»), а другие – явлением недопустимым? Почему для одних компромисс является признаком слабости, а для других – силы? Да и более обыденные вещи – почему одни считают ниже своего достоинства поднять выпавшую из кармана мелочь и покупать одежду в секонд-хенде, но при этом откладывают целый год из своей небольшой зарплаты, чтобы устроить, например, пышную встречу нового года за 15 тыс. грн., а другие этого не делают? И таких «почему» накопилось очень много. Но самое интересное – как эти, столь разные люди могут жить не только в одной стране, но в одном городе, в одном доме, на одной лестничной клетке, существуя при этом в совершенно разных мирах?

Для меня лично и, как оказалось, для моих знакомых тоже, нынешний «майдан» в очередной раз заставил удивиться, вопрошая, кто все те люди, которые думают иначе? (Мы-то, каждый в своем кругу, привыкли соглашаться друг с другом.) Почему они так думают? Тут уж не могу поверить во всемогущество пропаганды (все-таки не в России живем) – а значит, причины глубже. Следовательно, кто если не социологи могут попытаться ответить на эти вопросы? Вопросы, имеющие смысл вне и помимо «майдана», но актуализированные именно сейчас.

суббота, 3 августа 2013 г.

Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe

Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe. Edited and with an introduction by Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson
Northwestern University Press:  Evanston, Illinois, 2013

Ranging widely across time and geography, Rites of Place is to date the most comprehensive and diverse example of memory studies in the field of Russian and East European studies. Leading scholars consider how public rituals and the commemoration of historically significant sites facilitate a sense of community, shape cultural identity, and promote political ideologies. The aims of this volume take on unique importance in the context of the tumultuous events that have marked Eastern European history—especially the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, World War II, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. With essays on topics such as the founding of St. Petersburg, the battle of Borodino, the Katyn massacre, and the Lenin cult, this volume offers a rich discussion of the uses and abuses of memory in cultures where national identity has repeatedly undergone dramatic shifts and remains riven by internal contradictions.

http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu/Title/tabid/68/ISBN/978-0-8101-2910-8/Default.aspx


Contents

List of Illustrations   vii
Acknowledgments         ix

Introduction
Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson 3

Part 1. Reconstituting Urban Space

Transporting Jerusalem: The Epiphany Ritual in Early St. Petersburg
Michael S. Flier        15

Prague Funerals: How Czech National Symbols Conquered and Defended Public Space
Marek Nekula    35

A “Monstrous Staircase”: Inscribing the 1905 Revolution on Odessa
Rebecca Stanton  59

Jubilation Deferred: The Belated Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of St. Petersburg/Leningrad
Emily D. Johnson        81

Part 2. The Art and Culture of Commemoration

The Portrait Mode: Zhukovsky, Pushkin, and the Gallery of 1812
Luba Golburt    105

An Island of Antiquity: The Double Life of Talashkino in Russia and Beyond
Katia Dianina   133


From Lenin’s Tomb to Avtovo Station: Illusion and Spectacle in Soviet Subterranean Space
Julia Bekman Chadaga    157

From Public, to Private, to Public Again: International Women’s Day in Post- Soviet Russia
Choi Chatterjee         183

Part 3 Military and Battlefield Commemorations

Taking and Retaking the Field: Borodino as a Site of Collective Memory
Julie Buckler   203

Who to Lead the Slavs? Poles, Russians, and the 1910 Anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald
Patrice M. Dabrowski    225

Moscow’s First World War Memorial and Ninety Years of Contested Memory
Karen Petrone   241

Part 4 Commemorating Trauma

Memory as the Anchor of Sovereignty: Katyn and the Charge of Genocide
James von Geldern       263

Postcolonial Estrangements: Claiming a Space Between Stalin and Hitler
Serguei Alex. Oushakine 285

Prisons into Museums: Fashioning a Post- Communist “Place of Memory”
Cristina Vatulescu      315

Contributors    337

Nationalities Papers, Special Issue: From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities

Nationalities Papers, Vol. 41, No. 4, 01 Jul 2013
Special Issue: From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities

From socialist to post-socialist cities: narrating the nation through urban space
Alexander C. Diener & Joshua Hagen
Pages: 487-514
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.768217

Articles
Urban space, political identity and the unwanted legacies of state socialism: Bucharest's problematic Centru Civic in the post-socialist era
Duncan Light & Craig Young
Pages: 515-535
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2012.743512

Millennial politics of architecture: myths and nationhood in Budapest
Emilia Palonen
Pages: 536-551
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2012.743509

The Southern Square in the Baltic Pearl: Chinese ambition and “European” architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia
Megan L. Dixon
Pages: 552-569
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.768218

“Civilizing the city center”: symbolic spaces and narratives of the nation in Yerevan's post-Soviet landscape
Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan
Pages: 570-589
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.802766

The production of a new Eurasian capital on the Kazakh steppe: architecture, urban design, and identity in Astana
Bernhard Köppen
Pages: 590-605
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.767791

Leaving Lenin: elites, official ideology and monuments in the Kyrgyz Republic
Sally N. Cummings
Pages: 606-621
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.801413

City of felt and concrete: Negotiating cultural hybridity in Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar
Alexander C. Diener & Joshua Hagen
Pages: 622-650
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2012.743513

Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Estonian Academy of Arts

Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Estonian Academy of Arts

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Estonian Academy of Arts
MA programme in Urban Studies
Application deadline: August 15, 2013
admissions@artun.ee

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URBAN STUDIES MA

The urban question permeates all major social, economic, and political
developments of today. With increasing complexity on the urban field,
we face new demand for knowledge about cities and urban change.

The mission of the MA programme in Urban Studies is to grasp the
complexity of this situation and to elaborate adequate response at the
level of design, policy, and research. The interdisciplinary programme
focuses on new analytic methods and design solutions that critically
engage with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity.

Estonia, an established member state of the EU, provides a fruitful
context for a forward-looking education in Urban Studies because of
its agile society, advanced technological base, social mobility, and
rapid urban change.

The focus of Urban Studies is on processes, forms, and uses that shape
cities and urban regions. The MA programme is trans-disciplinary,
integrating bodies of knowledge of architecture, planning studies, art
history, sociology, geography, anthropology, political science, and
economics.

The distinctive mark of the MA in Urban Studies is its reliance on
theoretically informed action in the field. An important part of the
studies consists of semi-realistic design studio projects that engage
real actors. In pursuing a creative agenda, the artistic context of
the Estonian Academy of Arts is a specific strength of the programme.

Apply by August 15, 2013.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

• application for admission to MA study

• copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its
translation into Estonian, English or Russian (both, copies and
translations have to be attested).

• Transcript of records (translated into Estonian, English or Russian
and attested).
• certificate of foreign language skills (attested copy)
• 1 photo (4X5 cm).
• copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card.
• CV
• project of your Master’s thesis or vision in the form of essay
and/or portfolio
• Motivational letter
* Application documents will be processed only after admission fee -
30 EUR - is received by the Estonian Academy of Arts. Please find
further information here.

All required documents should be sent by post to the address below

Estonian Academy of Arts
Admission
Estonia pst 7
10143, Tallinn
ESTONIA

NB! In case of foreign applicants, results of high school certificate
shall be accounted.

The whole curriculum is taught in English. Find out more at Urban
Studies and Admissions requirements.

Please find more info here: http://vana.artun.ee/index.php?lang=eng&main_id=947

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About Estonian Academy of Arts

Established in 1914, Estonian Academy of Arts is the only public
university in Estonia providing higher education in fine arts, design,
architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, and conservation.
The EAA is striving to become a leading international centre of
innovation in the field of visual culture. Currently there are more
than 1,300 students enrolled in the Academy, with many participating
in exchange programmes at international partner universities. In
addition to active study and research activities, the Estonian Academy
of Arts also offers lifelong learning opportunities through the Open
Academy. The Estonian Academy of Arts collaborates with more than a
hundred top art, architecture and design universities worldwide and
belongs to several international higher education networks.

среда, 17 июля 2013 г.

Job opportunity: Dean of International Programs, European University at St. Petersburg

Job opportunity:
Dean of International Programs, European University at St. Petersburg
Dean of EUSP International Programs leads the Department of International Programs (DIP) which is at the core of the internationalization strategy and activities of EUSP. With IMARES program started in 1998, it has the longest history in Russia of delivering international-standard MA education in Russian and Eurasian studies to students mostly from North America and Western Europe with occasional involvement of other parts of the world. DIP is a small and very dynamic unit pushing forward the frontiers of internationalization for the whole country, pioneering international programs not only in Russian and Eurasian politics, history and societies, but also in culture and the arts (MARCA program) and energy politics (ENERPO). DIP constantly works on quality assurance, involvement of the best international teaching staff and program promotion to a wider geography of students through a growing scholarship base.
The Dean of EUSP International Programs:
  • Bears the ultimate responsibility for the success of DIP’s work including coordination of the directors of the three MA programs, overall development and promotion, and strategic planning and control of implementation.
  • Works closely with the EUSP Rectorate on university strategic development including establishment of new programs, professorships/chairs, launch of new centers, raising funds for more scholarships, and introducing a practice of internships.
  • Has knowledge of the current direction of Russian and Eurasian Studies scholarship and insight into what EUSP can offer in terms of international education outside area studies.
  • Has clear understanding of current and future financial resources needed to realize the DIP’s plans.
  • Develops strategic partnerships and associations to achieve the EUSP’s goals in the sphere of international educational.
Responsibilities also include:
  • Submission of an annual budget for the Rectorate’s approval.
  • Quality assurance to match the best international teaching and study practices.
  • Overseeing the advertising activities of the DIP staff (brochures/posters, websites, conference participation, information sessions and tours etc).
  • Development of the DIP network and building new collaboration links.
  • Optimization of the use of resources.
Required qualifications:
  • Experience in organization and management of educational programs.
  • Native or near native command of English and Russian.
  • PhD or equivalent in social sciences or humanities in the area of Russian and/or Eurasian studies.
Compensation: EUSP offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
If the qualifications can be met, a substantive letter of interest directed to the Search Committee accompanied by a career summary or bio (not more than 250 words), a current résumé or CV, and the names and titles of three references with complete contact information must be sent to kolon@eu.spb.ru AND rectors_office@eu.spb.eu
Screening begins September 1, 2013 until the position is filled.

Public Culture. Volume 25, Number 2 70, Spring 2013

Public Culture
Infrastructures of the Urban
Volume 25, Number 2 70, Spring 2013
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Guest Editors’ Introduction
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Poiesis Means Making
Craig Calhoun, Richard Sennett, and Harel Shapira
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 195-200; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020539
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/195.full.html

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Urban Challenges
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Manifesto
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The Urban Condition: A Challenge to Social Science
Ash Amin
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 201-208; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020548
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/201.abstract.html

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Essay
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Does the City Have Speech?
Saskia Sassen
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 209-221; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020557
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/209.abstract.html

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Manifesto
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Montage Urbanism: Essence, Fragment, Increment
Cassim Shepard
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 223-232; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020566
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/223.abstract.html

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The Urban and the Rural
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Essay
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The Ruralization of the World
Monika Krause
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 233-248; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020575
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/233.abstract.html

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Manifesto
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The Border: Infrastructure of the Global
Harel Shapira
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 249-260; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020584
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/249.abstract.html

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Photo Essay
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Cidades Esfumaçadas: Energy and the Rural-Urban Connection in Mozambique
Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 261-271; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020593
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/261.abstract.html

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Digital Infrastructures
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Essay
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Test-Bed Urbanism
Orit Halpern, Jesse LeCavalier, Nerea Calvillo, and Wolfgang Pietsch
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 272-306; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020602
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/272.abstract.html

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Manifesto
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Data and Control — a Digital Manifesto
Wolfgang Pietsch
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 307-310; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020611
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/307.abstract.html

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Democracy and Citizenship
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Manifesto
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Democracy’s Future: What’s Left?
Gerald Frug
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 311-314; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020620
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/311.abstract.html

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Essay
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The Field of Struggle, the Office, and the Flat: Protest and Aspiration in a Mumbai Slum
Michael McQuarrie, Naresh Fernandes, and Cassim Shepard
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 315-348; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020629
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/315.abstract.html

Designing Urban Democracy: Mapping Scales of Urban Identity
Ricky Burdett
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 349-367; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020638
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/349.abstract.html

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Books Received
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Books Received
Public Culture (2013) 25(2 70): 369-370; doi:10.1215/08992363-2020647
http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/content/25/2_70/369.full.html

Boundary 2. Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2013

Boundary 2
Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2013
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Dossier: The Philosophical Example
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Do Something, Quick!
Bruce Robbins
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 1-8; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151767
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/1.abstract.html

What Should I Do and What Was I Thinking? Philosophical Examples and the Uses of the Literary
Frances Ferguson
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 9-23; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151776
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/9.abstract.html

Being in the Plot: Action, Intuition, and Trolleys
Jesse Rosenthal
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 25-39; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151785
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/25.abstract.html

The Literary Example in Moral Philosophy Today
Helen Small
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 41-51; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151794
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/41.abstract.html

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Essays
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The Sea Is Not a Place; or, Putting the World Back into World Literature
Christian Thorne
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 53-79; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151803
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/53.abstract.html

The Biopolitics of Recognition: Making Female Subjects of Globalization
Pheng Cheah
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 81-112; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151812
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/81.abstract.html

Gamification and Other Forms of Play
Patrick Jagoda
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 113-144; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151821
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/113.abstract.html

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The Future(s) of Criticism—I
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Editorial Note
Paul A. Bové
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 145-146; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151830
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/145.full.pdf

Network Analysis and the Sociology of Modernism
Richard Jean So and Hoyt Long
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 147-182; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151839
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/147.abstract.html

Toward a Literary Communism: The 1926 Baku Turcological Congress
Nergis Ertürk
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 183-213; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151848
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/183.abstract.html

A Matter of Light and Shade: Fiction and Criticism in R. K. Narayan’s Malgudi
Manisha Basu
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 215-238; doi:10.1215/01903659-2151857
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/215.abstract.html

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Books Received
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Books Received
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 239-241; doi:10.1215/01903659-2266242
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/239.full.pdf

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Contributors
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Contributors
boundary 2 (2013) 40(2): 243-245; doi:10.1215/01903659-2266374
http://boundary2.dukejournals.org/content/40/2/243.full.pdf