«Изоморфизм» полей (на примере стратегий действия локальных элит в Пермском крае)
Introduction. The paper studies the problem of social dynamics and reactions of the individuals, specifically in the case of local elites in the small towns of Perm Krai, Russia. Aims. The aim of the paper is to interpret the practices of the local elites. The paper studies a social space with the constrains where these practices take place as well as the performed practices themselves. Methods. The paper uses structural-functional analysis, and qualitative sociological methods, such as depth interview, case study. Results. The study analyzes three cases of actions of local elites in Kungur, Chaikovski, Krasnokamsk. Given cases were interpreted through the theories of P. Bourdieu and Z. Bauman. Conclusion. Social processes show the resemblance of institutional isomorphism, but it is applied to the fields of social space. Strong connection between local elites and social spaces of small towns is seen as a source of additional influence. Two hypothetical explanations are given to the revealed “isomorphism of fields”: 1) it may be the byproduct of creation of “significant places” in the new fields taken under control of the local elites; 2) it can be the result of influence of emotions.