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Цирк як предмет гуманітарного наукового аналізу
A circus as a subject of the humanitarian scientific analysis

Author(s): Pozharskaya Elena
Subject(s): Anthropology, Aesthetics, Recent History (1900 till today), Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: circus; circus art; spectacle; mass culture;

Summary/Abstract: The paper pays attention to the activation of circus art studies, due to turbulent processes in culture and social life of contemporary society and the demand for the circus as a social institution and as spectacular forms of popular culture. Purpose of the article is to reveal the state of scientific development of the issue of a circus as a cultural phenomenon. Methodology. Research methodology is to use a multidisciplinary approach based on the principle of comparative studies, providing comparison and interpretation of philosophical and aesthetical, historical, cultural, anthropological, social and cultural aspects of the study of art and a circus as a synthetic form of art. Scientific Novelty. The author analyses the state of scientific development of issues of the circus as a cultural phenomenon and reviews the list of identified issues, researched by Ukrainian and foreign scientists in the twentieth century. Conclusions. The author notes the following statements: the need for further study of circus arts, including cultural analysis of issues such as cultural specificity of the circus, its relationship with the artistic context and determination by social, historical, aesthetic factors, new forms of creativity in the circus, the specific features of its functioning in mass culture and the consideration of circus art as a factor of cultural diplomacy.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 82-86
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Ukrainian