Article name Conceptualization of “Everyday Orientalism” Idea in Russia: Stereotypes and Prototypes
Authors Glagolev V.S. Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Bibliographic description Glagolev V. S. Conceptualization of “Everyday Orientalism” Idea in Russia: Stereotypes and Prototypes // Humanitarian Vector. 2019. Vol. 14, No. 4. PP. 68–75. DOI: 10.21209/1996-7853-2019-14-4-68-75.
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DOI 10.21209/1996-7853-2019-14-4-68-75
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Annotation Urgency of “everyday orientalism” phenomenon research study can be explained by the fact that it is widespread in modern Russian culture. At the same time, addressing the issue background is an inevitable requirement determining system-defined and comprehensive character of those conclusions demonstrating presence of stable stereotypes towards “oriental partners” in various fields of intercultural interaction with them. Comprehension of the deepest roots in history of various stereotypes as well as factors which influenced their consistent changes (sometimes their overcoming) is a promising field of a philosophic and culturological analysis. Thus, theoretical and methodological base of this research presumes availability of a comparative prism assuming comparative history, comparative genetics and hermeneutics methods. At the same time, content analysis of some notions representing in popular consciousness stereotypes concerning the “East” is quite appropriate. One of those notions is concept of the “East” itself. Addressing traditions of domestic oriental studies enables to include quite a wide spectrum of geographical locations into its logical range. They are distributed (directly or indirectly) along historical borders of Ancient Rus and its political successor. It’s worth mentioning that Russian territory itself did not stay unchangeable gradually spreading in Eastern direction as well. As a consequence, comparatively new concept of “everyday orientalism” is being filled with geographical, historic and values content. Novelty is characteristic also for an analysis of stereotypization processes in popular consciousness concerning concept of the “East” values content as applied to some of the mentioned cultural and geographic locations. These processes have been studied on examples of “waived” historic assessments as well as assessments based on direct contacts with native representatives of “Eastern” cultures.
Key words philosophy of culture, “East” as a cultural phenomenon, “everyday orientalism”, cultural stereotypes, intercultural communication
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