Существует ли патриотизм в социологии?
Dmitry Kurakin’s article on the sociology of culture in the Soviet Union and Russia has been recently published in the “Cultural Sociology” journal. This led to discussions about Soviet and post-Soviet academia among sociologists and intellectuals from other disciplines. In this issue, we publish a correspondence between Leonid Ionin, a famous Russian sociologist, and the author. Their debate is focused on one of the article’s themes: the role of the past in constructing academic identities and in building research strategies in the context ofexisting scenarios of globalization and indigenization. Is there any room nowadays for national schools in sociology? What are the territorial and institutional frames which are shaping academic practices and professional identities for sociologists in Russia? What are the meanings and the consequences of the different ways of self-identification within these frames? Is Russian sociology “secondary” in the international context, and are there alternatives for such a vision? In their discussion, the authors seek to find answers for these and other questions, which play a key role in shaping the sociological academic landscape in Russia.