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Rodigina Nataliya Nikolaevna
Доктор исторических наук, Professor of the Department of the Russian history of Omsk State Pedagogical University, Senior Researcher of the Tobolsk complex scientific station UB RAS, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University; Tobolsk Integrated Scientific Station of UrB RAS, natrodigina@list.ru, Novosibirsk; Tobolsk


The problem and the goal. Despite the fact that the children’s magazine “Zadushevnoe slovo” repeatedly attracted the attention of specialists in the history of journalism and children’s literature, so far its role in shaping the educational space of the Russian Empire has not been clarified. The purpose of the article is to characterize the “Sincere Word” as one of the actors of the educational space of the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th – early 20th centuries, to clarify its functions, ways of interacting with other objects and subjects of this space. The methodology presented: 1) the theory of symbolic power and social fields P. Bourdieu, which allows to assert that the magazine for children did not so much “serve” the intellectual needs of its readership, but also shaped the audience itself and its needs; 2) E. Giddens’s structure theory, which predetermined close attention to the social practices of members of the editorial community; 3) the findings of the researchers of the anthropology of professions, fixing attention to the importance of studying special systems of meanings shared by a group of people working together. It is concluded that the magazine “Zadushevnoe slovo” was one of the institutions designing the pedagogical community, which included publishers, teachers, children’s writers, and journalists who created popular science texts for children; Together with other periodicals for children, the magazine contributed to raising the position of an active reader who promptly responded with letters to important events capable of joint actions.
history of education, children’s magazines

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