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A.Ya. Flier. A systematic model of the social functions of culture




A.V. Kostina, A.Ya. Flier. Ternary functional model of culture (continued)

V.M. Rozin. Features and constitution of musical reality

N.A. Khrenov. Russian culture at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries: the Gnostic "Renaissance" in the context of symbolism (continued)




I.V. Kondakov. The cat as a cultural hero: from Puss in Boots to Schrodinger's Cat

N.A. Khrenov. A Century later: the tragic experience of Soviet Culture (continued)

I.E. Isakas. Hypothesis. The Christmas tree is a symbol of the second coming of Christ


A.Ya. Flier. Is culture inevitable? (on the limits of the social usefulness of culture) (Philosophical dystopia)

A.A. Pelipenko. Culture as an inevitability (on the subjective status of culture)

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Astafyeva Olga Nikolaevna,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Director of the Scientific and Educational Center
"Civil Society and Social
Communications" of the International Institute
of Public Service and Management
Russian Academy of National Economy
and Public Administration
under the President of the Russian Federation.

Flier Andrey Yakovlevich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Chief Researcher
D.S. Likhachev Russian Research Institute of Cultural
and Natural Heritage,
Professor at Moscow State
Linguistic University.

Socio-cultural modernization:
formation of a new cultural environment [1]

Abstract. The article presents the authors' joint views on the main tasks of socio-cultural modernization of Russia and the algorithms of managerial and organizational actions that need to be performed for this. In the article modernization is understood as progressive development, support of tendencies to self-improvement of culture. The article was written in 2013 in relation to the conditions relevant at that time. Now the article has only purely academic significance.

Keywords. Culture, socio-cultural environment, modernization, managerial and organizational tasks.

[1] The article was published in the Cultural Journal in 2013. See: Astafyeva O.N., Flier A.Ya. Sociocultural modernization: formation of a new cultural environment [Electronic resource] // Cultural Journal. 2013. № 1. URL:
[2] Mezhuyev V. M. Culture in the context of modernization and globalization // Mezhuyev V. M. The idea of culture. Essays on the philosophy of culture. M., 2006. p. 363.
[3] Flier A. Ya. Passions on globalization // Flier A. Ya. Uncultured functions of culture. – M.: MGUKI, 2008. pp. 180-189; Cultural and civilizational facets of globalization // Globalization: textbook / under the general editorship of V. A. Mikhailov, V. S. Buyanova. M.: Publishing House of RAGS, 2008. P. 165-193, 530-543; Astafyeva O. N. Globalization as a condition of socio-cultural integration: contradictions, ways to overcome // Librarianship. 2007. No. 1. pp. 17-28; Astafyeva O. N. Intercultural dialogue in the context of globalization: problems of theory and practice // Intercultural and interreligious dialogue for sustainable development: materials of the International Conference M., 2008. pp. 120-138; Astafyeva O. N. Collective identity in the context of global changes: the dynamics of sustainable and the rooting of the emerging // Questions of social theory: scientific. almanac. 2011. Vol. 5. Man in a changing world: the limits of identity. M., 2011. pp. 223-241.
[4] Mezhuyev V. M. Decree. op. p. 366.
[5] Fedotova V. G. Pros and cons of "catching up modernization" // Modernization and national culture. Moscow, 1995.
[6] Gavrov S. N. Modernization in the name of Empire: socio-cultural aspects of modernization processes in Russia. M., 2004. 352 p.
[7] Avanesova G. A., Astafyeva O. N. Socio-cultural development of Russian regions: monograph. 2nd ed., expanded. and pererab. M., 2004. 424 p.
[8] Bell D. The coming post-industrial society. M., 1999. See also: Flier A. Ya. Vector of cultural evolution // Observatory of Culture. 2011. No. 5. pp. 4-16.
[9] For more details, see: Flier A. Ya. Essays on the theory of historical dynamics of culture. Moscow, 2012. An interesting interpretation of the understanding of culture by V.S.Stepin, see: Stepin V.S. Culture // Vopr. filosofii. 1999. No. 8; Stepin V.S. Civilization and culture. St. Petersburg, 2011. 408 p.
[10] The concept of "order parameters in culture" is set forth in a number of the author's works; see, for example: Astafyeva O. N. Theory of self-organization as a conceptual basis of cultural policy: problems of theoretical cultural studies // Questions of cultural studies. 2006. No. 12. pp. 18-27.
[11] See: Cultural industries: theories and practices in the context of modern social transformations: materials of the round table / O. N. Astafyeva, O. A. Zhukova, A.V. Kostina, T. F. Kuznetsova, A. Ya. Flier, etc. // Questions of cultural Studies. 2013. No. 2-4; Zelentsova E. V., Melville E. H. Development of creative industries in Russia: problems and prospects // Culturological Journal [Electronic resource]. 2011. No. 4 (6). URL: (Accessed 24.03.2013).
[12] Marshall M. Trends in European cultural policy // Public service abroad. Culture and Power: ref. bulletin. M., 2000. No. 5 (36) pp. 14-16.
[13] Marshall M. Decree. op. p.16.
[14] See: DiMaggio P. Social Structure, Institutions, and Cultural Goods: The Case of the United States // The Politics of Culture: Policy Perspectives for Individuals, Institutions, and Communities. N.Y., 2000. p. 54.
[15] See, for example: Smentsarev G. V. On the question of the possibility of measuring the effectiveness of culture in modern Russia // Culturological Journal [Electronic resource]. 2012. No. 4 (10). URL: (Accessed: 03/24/2013); Flier A. Ya. Analytical and prognostic study of the social effectiveness of cultural policy in Russia. The project of institutionalization of cultural expertise // Philosophy and cultural studies in modern expert activity. St. Petersburg, 2011.



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