Published in journal "Philosophy and Culture", 2013-3 , pages 403-408.
Resume: The article is devoted to the analysis of V. I. Samokhvalova’s book ‘Ugliness’ that reveals not only the problems of actualization of the esthetical category in post-modern cultural environment but also different phenomena of post-culture in which ugliness become a cultural dominant. Special attention is paid at the author’s views on mass culture and numerous cultural practices which, based on the author, show the loss of axiological values and ideals. The book will be interest for a wide audience and remind the readers about the eternal problems of the Good and Evil, Beauty and Ugliness.
Keywords: cultural studies, ugliness, post-culture, esthetics, beauty, mass cult, category, technology, Post-Modernism, beautiful.
1. Samokhvalova V.I. Bezobraznoe. M., 2012.
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