© 2022 Sergey Valerievich SOKOLOVSKIY

MA&B 2022 – № 2(24) 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33876/2224-9680/2022-2-24/02


Sokolovskiy S.V. (2022) «Nado by k vrachu, no kak podumaesh’ – toska sploshnaya …»: ob affektivnykh atmosferakh kak predmete issledovanij medicinskoj antropologii [“I should see a doctor, but when I think about it, melancholy takesover …”: about affective atmospheres as a subject of research in medical anthropology], Meditsinskaya antropologiya i bioetika [Medical Anthropology and Bioethics], 2(24).

Sergey Valerievich Sokolovskiy

Doctor of Historical Sciences,

Chief Researcher

Miklukho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)


E-mail: SokolovskiSerg@gmail.com

Keywords: affective anthropology, phenomenology of atmospheres, affective atmospheres, Hermann Schmitz, Gernot Boehme, Tonino Griffero, Russia.


The article deals with the problems of conceptualization and research of affective atmospheres. Based on the use of the concepts of affective atmospheres by German and Italian phenomenologists Hermann Schmitz, Gernot Boehme and Tonino Griffero, the case of atmospheres of Russian medical institutions is investigated. It is concluded that the inclusion of the “atmospheric approach” in the tools of social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, allows us to resist distancing strategies that reduce social reality to a set of measurable parameters or a set of signs. Modern approaches to the design of atmospheres implemented in many applied fields (urbanism, musical composition, theater, painting, marketing, etc.) allow us to hope that medical spaces will be able to use this knowledge to transform their own atmospheres into an effective therapeutic tool that facilitates the condition of patients.


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