Parkhomenko T.

Simonova O.

Umnyagin V.

Toporova A.

Antsyferova O.

Applied Cultural Research

Tropina I.

Small Encyclopaedia of Culturology

Mongush M.

Baksheev S.


Grinko I.A.
Shevtsova A.A

Pro memoria

Lakutina N.


Gorlova I.
Eremeeva A.

Sanagursky D.

Current Events

Sazonova L.

Okorokov A.

UDC 316.7
Tropina I.
Socio-cultural Functions of Festivals of Arts in Volgograd

The initial results obtained during the first year of the project «Volgograd Festivals of Arts: Cultural and Social Research (needs, values, motivations, experience, social and cultural role)» are proposed in article. The role of festivals of arts is analyzed in socio-cultural and anthropological context on the basis of data from expert and focus group interviews: how the subjects of the cultural process treat the Volgograd festivals; how the Volgograd residents’ interpretations of festival process are correlated with their views about cultural urban environment; what are the motives and needs of festival initiators and audience which define their cultural creativity and consumption. Some festival models are identified; conclusions about personality’s role in their initiation and functions and about their relation with the urban socio-cultural environment are made.

Key words: Volgograd, urban culture, the cultural environment, festival, festival of arts, festival functions, ritual, social activity, communities, personality, values, needs, motivations.

Tropina Inessa Gennadievna,
PhD. in Philology,
Chief Specialist, «Agency for Cultural Initiatives» (Volgograd),
е-mail: itropina@yandex.ru


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