The new 166th issue of Kultura has come out, the themes are: “Reality Television Programs in Serbia” and “Contemporary Social Research Methodology”
The new 166th issue of Kultura has been published and features two sections: “Reality Television Programs in Serbia” edited by Goran Gavrić, and “Contemporary Social Research Methodology” edited by Snežana Stojšin. Besides the mentioned sections, the 167th issue contains the regular features—Research, Retrospections, and Reviews.
The whole issue can be found in digital form on the website of Kultura by clicking on the link: http://www.casopiskultura.rs/Magazine/ShowPDF?magazineid=176, and the table of contents is available on the website: http://www.casopiskultura.rs/Magazine/Details?magazineId=176. Through the mobile application “Kultura Magazine”, available at Google Play, one can access the digital editions, browse through them, or download them in PDF format.
“In Serbia, reality television programs arrived with the Dutch TV show Big Brother, which was created by John de Mol as an experiment inspired by researches by contemporary artists about how police and security services use cameras; from this came the creation of a space where everyone comes to be seen, that is, to see others. In the meantime, the circumstances have changed, both globally and in Serbia, so reality programs that came after Big Brother evolved into something extending beyond the borders of a reality program, adopting a wide range of mostly negative influences from different spheres of society,” says professor Goran Gavrić, editor of the section “Reality Television Programs in Serbia”.
“Every scientist who, among other things, does empirical research of social phenomena has many times asked himself the question: how to conduct the research, that is, what is the best way to conduct research? Figuring out an answer to this always reminds scientists of the importance of methodology, that is the importance of studying methodological problems and questions. In the section ‘Contemporary Social Research Methodology: Problems and Perspectives’, the authors of the texts attempted to find answers to the questions: how do we discover the truth, what is the best way to operationalize complex concepts, how to apply case studies when researching various social phenomena (marginalized groups, factories, agriculture, etc.), what measurement instruments to use in social sciences, the problem of sampling in social research, the problem of visual research, how to apply certain methods in different researches,” professor Snežana Stojšin highlights, the editor of the section “Contemporary Social Research Methodology”.