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Analysis of culture in the paradigm of systems theory

Author(s): Polina Evaldivna Gerchanivska
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Semiology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Communication studies, Comparative history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: systems theory; system analysis; cultural system; synergetic model; intercultural interaction;

Summary/Abstract: Purpose of Article. The purpose of work is to develop a methodological model of Cultural studies of society and culture based on the principles of the systems theory. Methodology. The conceptual methodological core of the research is the system analysis of the socio-cultural objects as complex, multi-level and multi-component systems. Scientific novelty. The scientific novelty of the work lies in the understanding of systems theory from the perspective of issues of the cultural studies. The study is based on a conceptual paradigm: any socio-cultural object is a system, which consists of separate parts, linked by certain relations; the system is in the process of continuous development and interaction with the environment. In the article the author highlights the peculiarities of the system analysis in cultural studies, carries out the classification cultural systems, analyzes the development model of regulated and self-organized systems (synergetic model), and traces process of intercultural communication through the prism of the system analysis. Conclusions. The article shows the potential of systems theory in the field of Cultural studies of the solving theoretical problems (to study laws of the socio-cultural development of a society), as well as the development of the practical projects (a strategy of the state cultural policy, simulation of intercultural interaction in the modern realities etc.).