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№ 1 (38) 2020: Anthropology ad Marginem

Guest Editor

pict Yuri A. RAZINOV
Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Assistant Professor
Professor of the Samara National Research University named by S.P. Korolev, Samara, Russia

Marginality is not only a concept of scientific and philosophical discourse, which describes the phenomenon of borderline and extremity. Marginality increasingly becoming a feature of mentality, a model of social life and cultural activities. The modern world is fundamentally marginal because it is characterized by transboundariness, nonlinearity, openess, heterogeneity and transgressivity. It is a complex multi-level system with moving boundaries and a non-localizable center and periphery.
The postmodern situation is characterized by the decentralization and segmentation of the entire field of normativity, the establishment of separate rules for each local segment, and as consequence, the problematization of the idea of the marginality of a particular area, which is built relative to the boundary. As a result, the former criteria for distinguishing boundary and transboundary phenomena, and accordingly, different types of extremities, deviations, and perversions are lost.
The topicality of the problem of marginality is determined by the fact that the traditional concept of science of a marginal group, mode of life, behavioral style or mental activity no longer corresponds to reality, since it was born in a culture of rigidly structured boundaries and oppositions. Today we should talk about two trends. On the one hand, there is an inversion of the normative and marginal spaces, the center and the periphery, when the marginal becomes mainstream, and the normative is penetrated into the marginal, i.e. the opposition members change places, but the opposition itself remains. On the other hand, there is a diffusion of marginal to the area of normative-conventional forms up to the complete erasure of boundaries, when the common cultural space is so diversified and segmented that the opposition of the normative and marginal itself is eliminated. Thus, there are two problems. On the one hand, there is a frontal crisis of identities and a normative image of a person, which raises the question of his symbolic safety and hygiene. On the other hand, there is a crisis of conceptual basis for distinguishing the normative and marginal, which raises the question of determining the content and status of these concepts.
This circumstance requires the reconfiguration of traditional research optics towards boundary phenomena, since the historically established approaches to the phenomenon of marginality no longer respond to either the spirit or the challenges of the times. First of all, it refers to philosophical anthropology as an academic discipline. Being engaged in the study of “main phenomena” and cultivating the normative image of a person (M. Heidegger, J.-P. Sartre, E. Fink, and others), she did not pay enough attention to marginal phenomena, many of which are in the context of “serious” philosophical discourse not even themed. At the same time, it is obvious that marginality is not only a section of social life, a characteristic of a social group, or a certain constellation of behavioral traits. This is, above all, a way of being a person in the world and realizing his own essential forces. The human world, especially the modern one, is extremely diverse, and therefore must be represented in its many manifestations, including such as laziness, drunkenness, idleness, pilgrimage and hermitry, illness and death, etc., in relation to which local «human worlds» are built. Only in this way – by moving “at the edges of a person,” one can understand the arrangement of its symbolic center.

Suggested issue topics:

  • Primary and marginal phenomena of human existence: the problem of demarcation
  • Ontology of marginality: boundary and limit as ontological categories of marginality
  • Marginal spaces: terra nullius, heterotopies, “gray zone”, zones of alienation, slums, limes, borderzone
  • Marginal time: work and leisure, laziness and idleness; residual time, lost time, empty time, boredom; marginal age
  • Marginal phenomena of social existence: pilgrimage, hermitry, homelessness, homelessness, depravity, god's fool, drug addiction, drunkenness, crime, etc.
  • Limits of desire and marginal gender
  • Boundary experience of death: death and near-death. "The Living Dead": vampires, zombies
  • Marginalization of philosophical discourse: philosophy of marginality and marginality of philosophy
  • Marginal phenomena of consciousness: psychopathy, accentuation, borderline states, psychosis, trance, hypnosis, dream, intoxication
  • Border situations: fear, longing, horror, ecstasy.

Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2020


№ 3 (40) 2020: Stage speech vs. public speech. The Oral Aspect of Actual Performative Culture.

Guest Editor

pict Julia LIDERMAN
Ph.D. (Candidate of Cultural Studies)
Senior Researcher, School of Actual Humanitarian Studies of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia

Between 1990 and 2010 the number of theatrical events, where speaking was the central subject of performances, increased. Among these theatrical events were stand-ups, readings, discussions with participation of the audience. Is only Russian contemporary art subject to such changes in the preferences of the "live word", or is it possible to find similar trends in other cultures? various visible types of art experiments associated with high expectations from live speech, dialogue, spontaneous discussion, or sincere assurances. In the theater, there are discussions of various social problems, an exchange of revelations, an exchange of judgments, and the practice of acquittal or accusatory speeches addressed to historical events and historical figures. According to the theory of Erica Fischer-Lichte, performative spaces, voices, presence have changed traditional theater media. We can add to this that spoken language in art practices would be seen as a multimedia performance. "Stage speech" should be considered by the methods of the Humanities: linguistics, semiology, anthropology, public history, political science. Live-arts: performance art, happening, environmental art are problematic for researchers, since they refuse the critical distance necessary for analytical activity. Claire Bishop calls this effect a spectator policy, a new way of managing participants. As an object of study to the authors of this issue, we offer "stage speech" in live arts of the XX-XXI centuries. We hypothesize that changes in aesthetics have led to the fact that instead of a text for the theater, the researcher now faces the need to analyze the multimedia performance of “stage speech”. The purpose of this paper is to replenish the history of the experimental theater of the twentieth century, understood as a laboratory of public speech. We invite researchers of theater, drama, performance, activism, mass movements, global events to join the study of the acoustic, namely, speech aspect of the performative culture today.

Deadline for submissions: 30 Juny 2020



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