Вступительное слово приглашенных редакторов рубрики, посвященной памяти И.С. Кона
Igor Semenovich Kon is one the most vivid, talented and well-known Russian social scientists. As a scientist he was unique both in his great professional influence and authority (even now, seven and a half years after his death, he has one of the highest citation index rating among Russian sociologists), and in his broadest scientific erudition, which allowed him to work productively in various spheres of social science. As he wrote, his work was mainly in “dealing with intellectual bridge-building” through the integration of data from different sciences, the development of an interdisciplinary approach and the placing of any empirical research and concepts into a global historical context.