The Leisure Space
of the Southern Russian City:
Pages of History
© Oleg V. Matveev
Dr. Sci. (National History), Prof.,
Department of History of Russia, Kuban State
University; Senior Researcher, Scientific
Research Center for Traditional Culture,
The Kuban Cossak Choir
Аbstract: In the review, a new monograph devoted to leisure practices of residents of the cities of the Kuban region and the Black Sea province are analyzed. The work is distinguished by the use of a wide variety of sources: periodic press materials, legislation and archival documents. Observations of the author of the monograph made it possible to fix the transition from the slowly and little-changed in time multiplicity of pre-reform leisure practices to the standard models of a peculiar entertainment industry. The sphere of leisure in the book is well represented as a space for intercultural communication among the inhabitants of southern Russian cities. In this space took place the distancing of work and rest, contacted and interacted the traditions and changed the attitude to idleness and timing.
Keywords: review, leisure, entertainment, Southern Russian city, communication, Kuban Region, Black Sea Province.
Article information: Received on May 16, 2017, signed by the print, volume 2 / 2017 on July 19, 2017, published on July 31, 2017.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Matveev, O. V., Dosugovoe prostranstvo juzhnorossijskogo goroda: stranicy istorii (The Leisure Space of the Southern Russian City: Pages of History), Review of the book: Kryukova, A. V., Dosug i razvlecheniya gorozhan Kubanskoy oblasti i Chernomorskoy gubernii (1861-1914) (Leisure and Entertainment of Citizens of the Kuban Region and the Black Sea Province (1861-1914)), Krasnodar: Platonov I., 2017, Nasledie vekov, 2017, no. 2. pp. 75-77. URL: http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017_2_Matveev.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.