Self-regulating System of Academic and Civic Movements (the Case of Climate Change)

Abstract. The aim of this paper is to analyze the campaign on global warming raised by academic communities and taken up by civic (environmental) movements. The self-regulating system of these movements involved certain mechanisms that ensured communication of the social organization, and this, in turn, stimulated the informational and cognitive activity of society.

The Image of the “Deer Goddess” in Geometric Ornaments of Women’s Podolian Shirts

Abstract. The purpose of this article is to analyze the semantics of ‘deer goddess’ images in geometric ornaments (the ornaments of the female shirts of Podillya are taken as a sample). Methodology. Based on the proto-myth concept developed by the author, he distinguishes the structures of symbols in geometric ornaments identified as the image of the ‘deer goddess’.

Ostap Vyshnia in Ukrainian Culture of Remembrance: ‘King of Sales’, ‘People’s Satirist’, a Public Institution, a Propaganda Tool, a National Martyr

Abstract. The article offers a study of the evolution of cultural representations, ways of reception and critical interpretations of the work and personality of the prominent Ukrainian satirist Ostap Vyshnia (1889‒1956) in Ukraine’s culture of remembrance and in Ukrainian society in general. Despite the existence of dozens of books and hundreds of articles about Vyshnia, both academic and popular, published in Ukraine and elsewhere since the late 1920s, the subject is still waiting for a comprehensive, unbiased, systemic and interdisciplinary scholarly study. The article is an attempt at such a study, focused on cultural representations of the personality of Ostap Vyshnia and on the reception of some of his important works. Also, it deals with social and political uses and abuses of Vyshnia’s enormous popularity and of the symbolic capital of his public persona as ‘the people’s satirist’.

Sacralization of Everyday Cultural Practices

Abstract. The concept of ‘cultural practices’ makes it possible to explore the behavior of the individual in the different socio-cultural coordinates, to search a complex set of value-meaning installations, to study the sign-symbolic system, ways of communication, as well as artistic realities of everyday life. The article considers the content of such new cultural practices as culinary practices, night cultural and entertainment practices, participation in festive activities (Kyiv City Day, Independence Day, embroidery holiday, borsch, dumplings, Bouquet Kyiv Stage, etc.).