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Margarita M. Simonova

Tatyana A. Levchenkova

Stanislava A. Butyrina

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Margarita M. Simonova — PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Leningradsky Ave. 49, 125993 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: m7230486@yandex.ru

Tatyana A. Levchenkova — PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, The Law Institute, Russian University of Transport, Obraztsova St. 9, 4 building, 127994 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: tatlev@yandex.ru

Stanislava A. Butyrina — PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Y. A. Senkevich Moscow State Institute for Tourism Industry, Kronstadt Blvd 43-a, 125499 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: s6354986@yandex.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 51


pp. 65–74


March 19, 2018

Date of publication

March 28, 2019

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The article is to consider communicative nature of culture. The most intriguing aspect of the phenomenon of culture is that it permeates absolutely all manifestations of personality and the whole way of societal life not only horizontally but also vertically — in time, displaying the character of metacommunication, which brings to life what the past generations, including the most distant ones, learned or mastered through experience. Although on the surface the matter may look like a new generation always intrudes into life in a revolutionary way, rejecting the culture of the fathers, in fact communication as a perpetual motion engine restores much of what, perhaps, is really desirable to forget. The paper focuses on the main features of modern culture as an effective communicator and reveals its communicative potential. It is concluded that a culture whose carriers are intelligent people is formed in the process of their objective unification and consolidation. Besides cultural communication is carried out not only by open transfer of information or through dialogue, but also by acting in accordance with the cultural information that has long or recently “faded”, but keeps ability to influence self-consciousness and self-reflection of modern man.


culture, metacommunication, cultural globalization, cultural models, art, types of communication.


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