Political biography: the modern dimension.

Стамбол, Ігор Іванович (2020) Political biography: the modern dimension. Українська біографістика (20). pp. 211-227. ISSN 2520-2855

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Abstract

The article, based on world researches, analyzes the approaches to the concept of “political biography” and clarifies the main issues of interest to scholars and authors to this issue. It has been found that Western democracies show the greatest interest to this genre, while more authoritarian societies, including most Slavonic countries, do not improve their theory in this direction. Leadership in the theory of political biography belongs to researchers from Great Britain, the United States and Australia, where their own schools of political biography have been developing for several centuries. Western researchers clearly formulate the definition of this biographical direction, insist on its benefits and relevance, and they have created several manuals with theoretical and practical advice for those interested in political biography. In addition to publishing practical researches on politics, as well as sources: memoirs and epistolary, in these countries, researchers are interested in the relationship of modern traditions of political biographies with ancient sources, characterize the types of political biographies and genre features. A significant trend in theory is the elucidation of the relationship between political science, history and biographies of politicians, with most authors considering biography to be a very important complement to other areas of political studies. Another important aspect, in particular the autobiographical genre, researchers consider its practical application in politics, which demonstrates the experience of the US presidential election. Evidence of the modernization and modernity of this genre of biography is its interdependence with literature, theater, television and, most importantly, with social networks. Today, there is no doubt that “digital storytelling” is a significant component of political biography, which is designed by the politician himself, and this phenomenon is almost identical to political autobiographies, which should also be used to write political biographies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: political biography; politicians; memoirs; biography theory
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет української філології, культури і мистецтва > Кафедра інформаційних комунікацій
Depositing User: к.і.н. Ігор Іванович Стамбол
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 07:34
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 07:34
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/37403

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