To the problem of comprehending “symbolic violence” in screen discourse

Hanna ChmilInstitute for cultural research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.ORCID 0000-0001-6569-1066 DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-19-2021-1.22-32 Keywords: mass culture, elite culture, cultural discourse, screen, screen space. Abstract. The article proposes conceptual approaches to the characterizing of mass culture (T. Adorno, M. Horkheimer, J. Baudrillard) including its critique in postmodern cultural thought and considers the…Continue reading To the problem of comprehending “symbolic violence” in screen discourse

The Body as a Reality in the Sign System of Screen Culture and Sexuality as its Ideology

Hanna ChmilInstitute for cultural research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.ORCID 0000-0001-6569-1066 Nadiia KorablovaV. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv.ORCID 0000-0001-7520-8701 DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-17-2020-1.19-44 Keywords: corporeality, screen body, sign system of the screen culture, post-body, sexuality. Abstract. The topic of corporeality is due to research in the field of modern philosophy (phenomenology, existentialism), in…Continue reading The Body as a Reality in the Sign System of Screen Culture and Sexuality as its Ideology

Postmodern Personality: Ontological Self-dependance

Authors: Hanna Chmil, Nadiia Korablova.
Summary.
The article focuses on the triggers of ontological dependence as well as elucidates the construction / deconstruction of being by contemporary humans from the perspective of self-dependence. As a result, the real identity is substituted by simulacra and simulation in their different forms: avatars, images, masks in virtual reality. In view of this, ontological self-dependence cannot have any grounding because the identity serves as its basis.

Body Landscape in Contemporary Cultural Field Topicality

Abstract. The representation of body is in the focus of attention of postmodern and post-structural studies characterized by the turn to the phenomenon of embodiment. Body is becoming an object for manipulation, transformation, improvement, and cultivation. All this has brought the body to the forefront of contemporary philosophic thought.
Thus, the purpose of the article is to study the representation of body through the prism of modern models of corporeality that reflect the rising tension between the natural and cultural body and are based on phenomenological and socio-cultural approaches. Although the phenomena of body and embodiment have been in the spotlight of numerous research papers, two main approaches can be outlined: phenomenological (M. Heidegger, E. Husserl, M. Merleau-Ponty, J.Patočka) and socio-cultural (J. Lacan, M. Foucault, J. Kristeva).
For the representatives of the phenomenological approach, body is a general basis for human existence. This idea is, at the same time, a philosophical ground for the socio-cultural approach that regards the body as a participant of social processes in the context of their interrelation and interplay. Within the outlined tradition, I share the views of M. Merleau-Ponty who was the proponent of existential and phenomenological approaches to the problems of body and the discourse of embodiment.