Journal of Applied Cultural Studies https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs <p class="oczasopismie"><strong>INTRODUCTION:</strong><br>The Journal of Applied Cultural Studies is an international scientific journal directed at researchers representing all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The editorial board of the journal publishes original scientific articles, focused on the concept of culture. The Editorial Board of the journal accepts new proposals for articles written in English according to the presented paradigm. Those interested in publishing an article are kindly requested to mail their contributions to the following address: jacs@amu.edu.pl.</p> <ul class="oczasopismie"> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/jacs/about">ABOUT THE JOURNAL</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/jacs/issue/current">CURRENT ISSUE</a></li> <li class="show"><a href="/index.php/jacs/issue/archive">ARCHIVE</a></li> </ul> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>INDEXED IN:</strong> <p>Central and Eastern European Online Library; Index Copernicus; Adam Mickiewicz University Repository</p> </div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>JOURNAL METRICS: </strong> <p><img src="/public/piotr/ikonki/ic_56_29.png" alt=""><br><!--<br /> <img src="/public/piotr/ikonki/ic_10.png" alt="" /></p>--></p> </div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>DOI: </strong><a href="https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/index">10.14746/jacs</a></div> <div class="oczasopismie"><strong>ISSN: </strong>2392-0661 <!--<strong>ISSN (online): </strong>2391-4491--></div> <!--<div class="oczasopismie"><strong>PUBLISHED WORK ARE LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS<span>:</span></strong><br /><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/"><img src="/public/piotr/cc/cc_4_by_nd.png" alt="CC_by-nd/4.0" border="0" /></a></div>--> en-US Open Access pawel.kwiatkowski@amu.edu.pl (Paweł Kwiatkowski) pressto@amu.edu.pl (Pressto) Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:04:11 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Narcissism, Counter-Culture and Lifestyle. Towards a Critical Cultural Studies https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7809 <p>The aim of the article is to show the way in which the technologically mediated culture of consumption determines what we call lifestyle in the perspective of the critical cultural studies paradigm. Contemporary consumption, based as it is on the counter-cultural ideas which appeal to difference, creativity and lifestyle, solves the central problem of consumerism – supplying a constant stream of novelty in a situation where things are losing just this quality. Lifestyle has become a life strategy, the framework for interpreting consumer choice suggests that freely made decisions concerning symbolic and aesthetic pleasures provide a sense of fulfilment in a successful and varied lifestyle. Culture is increasingly perceived through the prism of who we should be, and what we should have, in order to achieve by means of these an illusory goal, namely that of identity.</p> Wojciech Józef Burszta Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7809 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 The Problem of Polish (Self-)Stereotypes. The Perspective of Applied Cultural Studies https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7810 <p>The aim of the study is to analyse the stereotype of the Pole in the context of the Applied Cultural Studies perspective. Four basic areas of research can be discerned: other people’s variable associations concerning Poles; other people’s prejudices and generalizations that influence their attitude towards Poles; the results of Poles’ self-evaluation made on the basis of their current experience; the “social frameworks of memory” which shape the Poles’ ideas concerning their place in history. Since the purpose of this investigation is to reconstruct the mechanism of self-stereotyping, which involves scholars as much as the society they serve, contingent feelings about their situation are of secondary importance.</p> Przemysław Rotengruber Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7810 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Heterogeneity and the Concept of Culture. Remarks on Musical Research and Cultural Theory https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7811 <p>The aim of the study is to evaluate the concept of culture in the face of social heterogeneity. Focusing on the distinction between homogeneity and heterogeneity on the example of musical culture the author focuses on four questions. Does the concept of culture in its theoretical formulation mean that it necessarily crosses the border of the formal set-theory ontology and leads to the multiplying of the entities? Are there acceptable criteria for differentiating the cultural aspect of human affairs from other aspects? Can the practice of distinguishing the less or more unified wholes called cultures be justified when confronted with the irreducible complexity and heterogeneity of social life? Is the concept of culture, though useful for the analysis of non European and past European societies, still operative for the analysis of contemporary societies?</p> Krzysztof Moraczewski Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7811 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Alternative Theatre in Poland after 1989 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7814 <p>The term “alternative theatre” assumes the conscious adoption of a critical and rebellious attitude against the existing social and political status quo. What is more, it assumes a desire by artists of the theatre to supplant the existing methods of social communication with other, more creative ways, which better contribute to the self-development of individuals who participate in the process. Here, theatrical performance signifies the wish of theatrical artists to change the structure of their contemporaries’ perception and valorisation of the world. Bearing in mind this preliminary assumptions the authors of the article focus on the selected topics: the concept of alternative theatre, the Polish alternative theatre experience as a part of universal countercultural movement, the outdoor and site specific theatre festivals as a tool for social change and the future prospects of the alternative theatre in Poland.</p> Joanna Ostrowska, Juliusz Tyszka Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7814 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Papusza – From Traitor to Heroine https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7816 <p>The authors of the article focus the concept of alternative theatre, the Polish alternative theatre experience as a part of universal countercultural movement, the outdoor and site specific theatre festivals as a tool for social change and the future prospects of the alternative theatre in Poland. The term “alternative theatre” assumes the conscious adoption of a critical and<br />rebellious attitude against the existing social and political status quo. What is more, it assumes a desire by artists of the theatre to supplant the existing methods of social communication with other, more creative ways, which better contribute to the self-development of individuals who participate in the process. Here, theatrical performance signifies the wish of theatrical artists to<br />change the structure of their contemporaries’ perception and valorisation of the world.</p> Piotr J. Krzyżanowski, Krzysztof Wasilewski Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7816 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Reading Canada and the Postmodernist Culture in Linda Hutcheon’s The Politics of Postmodernism https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7819 <p>Linda Hutcheon, one of the foremost Canadian critics of the day, in her famous work The Politics of Postmodernism, seems to find herself initially in a dilemma. She attempts an elucidation of what postmodernism is and what it is not, recognizing its both positive and negative dimensions. The present paper focuses on the literary culture in Canada, and the manifestation of postmodernist traces therein, with a special reading of Hutcheon’s The Politics of Postmodernism.</p> Alka Singh Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7819 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Ways of Promoting the Print Media in Poland https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7820 <p>The goal of this article is to identify and describe ways of promoting print media, and demonstrate their effectiveness. The geographical scope of the research was the territory of Poland The thesis is an attempt to describe the above factors, all of which have an impact on the promotion of print media. The thesis is an attempt to describe the above factors, all of which have an impact on the promotion of print media. The main tool used to research the contents of the press was an analysis of non-verbal content and an attempt to determine the proportions between them.</p> Joanna Mikosz Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7820 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Lethal Program of Culture vs the Whole of Presentation. Presentation of Body without Organs https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7818 <p>The culture of signs is a recurrent term in philosophy. It does not allow mindless programs to win. Thanks to it, it is possible to put trust in model, holistic approaches rather than the linguistic determination of meanings. The process of departing from philosophical reflection, which has always been holistic, expressed with the diagram: ideas – notions – definitions, is here reversed. Presentations allow the return to ideas; ideas have more of the imaginary than the symbolic. The concept of the Body without Organs depicts a new form of sensualisation directed not at gaining permanent representations but at the possibilities of switching various functions of experience.</p> Agnieszka Doda-Wyszyńska, Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7818 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 The Multiplicity of Citizenship Models and the Future Vision of the Citizen https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7817 <p>The study aims at the concept of culture in the context of cultural patterns which, in the process of the formation of culture, determine the ways of thinking, behavior and activities of each member of a culture. In the author’s opinion, these patterns may lead to the formation of various cultural patterns which frequently contradict one another, and finally to the strangeness which results from the different ideological assumptions within each culture. Such a concept of cultural patterns provides a new approach for studying culture, the creations and manifestations of culture and, last but not least, the functioning of the members of a culture. Contemporary concepts of the citizen usually focus on the liberal model of a civil society and to a lesser degree on communitarianism, while the other concepts are lean towards the cosmopolitan vision of the citizen of the world.</p> Małgorzata Durzewska Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7817 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 New International Order - Analysis of Trends and Alternatives of Future Visions in International Conflicts https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7815 <p>Currently, when the world is no longer divided into two political-military blocks, local conflicts have ceased to be a surrogate training ground of rivalry between two superpowers. In most cases, they do not therefore constitute a direct threat to the world peace. Although, after the collapse of the Eastern bloc, local conflicts have lost their strategic dimension, we still have to deal with increasing number of new trends among the conflicts in the world. They cause political instability in various regions and bring substantial suffering to the people, and death, famine and epidemics. Their development brings new challenges, and thus the new visions of the future of the world around us.</p> Klaudia Wizimirska Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7815 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Language Culture Communication https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7813 <p>The aim of the study is to outline the role of language as the most effective tool of communication accessible to human beings in the context of international communication. Intercultural communication allows to indicate the diversity of intentions with which we enter into communicative relationships. It also highlights the need to take into account cultural difference in order to achieve understanding: the greater the extent to which diversity is taken into account and the greater the accompanying effort to reconstruct cultural beliefs, the higher the efficiency of communication.</p> Maciej Kijko, Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7813 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Culture as Dialogue https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7812 <p>The aim of the study is to demonstrate the paradoxicality determining human life. The natural aspiration of the subject is to strive to achieve order, enabling a reasonably satisfying and passably predictable life, guaranteeing the essential sense of security both on an individual and on a social dimension. The ancient writers and thinkers saw the origins of differentiation, and thereby of the impossibility of achieving coherence and order, in the external reality. Views of thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries show not only a demand for diversity to be taken into consideration, but also reveal their picture of culture as something highly heterogeneous that cannot be reduced to just a single, preferred vision. Multitude of models and values creates the potential for dialogue, which is irregular and spontaneous.</p> Alicja Węcławiak Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7812 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Resettlement Multiculturality https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7808 <p>The aim of the study is to present the concept of resettlement multiculturality. The multiculturality of displaced persons, the kind characterising resettlement in Western Poland, was not brought about spontaneously and is governed by entirely different principles. At this point one should contemplate the methods that assisted in the management of a city that is multicultural in character due to residents having been resettled, a city whose identity has not fully formed. Such a measure could also bring empirical confirmation uprooting occurred in the fourth generation. Presenting the concept of resettlement multiculturality the author is making use of – among other things – memory studies, Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of capital and his concepts of habitus, field and game, and the research of Geert Hofstede.</p> Marcin Słowiński Copyright (c) 2017 https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/jacs/article/view/7808 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000