Cultural Practices and the Problems of their Modernization in the Cultural Space of Contemporary Societies

UDC 316.43

Valentyna Sudakova

Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.

ORCID 0000-0003-2836-9961


Keywords: cultural space, cultural practices, multicultural society, everyday life, modernization, self-organization, transculturalism, globalization.

Abstract. The article presents the analytical research of the specifics of cultural practices as phenomena of the cultural space of the globalized social world, their role in the processes of the social modernization of everyday communications and the self-organized human initiative practices, the importance of which increase under conditions of the contemporary social transformations. It determines the content of the concepts “cultural space,” “cultural practice” and “everyday life” as the cognitive instruments. It argues that these concepts as the cognitive instruments reflect the system of the different everyday reproductive processes by the activities of social actors who use the accumulated social experience.
The author analyzes the conditions for the formation of associations, groups and communities in the cultural space that based own activity by the principle of self-organization. Such communities actually produce the democratic influence to the institutions of political power and to the moral “climate” in society. They are considered as relatively free and independent from the states’ institutions. These public communities are able to demonstrate in society the interests, intentions and actions of social actors who support common ideas significant for this society. The author determines and characterizes essential features and functions of self-organizing groups and practices of their initiative activities. It is proved that the study of such groups, communities and the cultural forms of their activity is of the theoretical and practical significance.

Author Biography.

Valentyna Sudakova, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Prof., Head of the Department of Sociology of Culture, Institute for Cultural Research, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.


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Published: March 10, 2020.

Vol 17 No 1 (2020).