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Профессиональная подготовка по социальной антропологии

Social anthropology is recognized throughout the world as an academic discipline with a long history as well as a widely known programme of higher education offered in many well established Western universities. It is dealing with a variety of issues concerning cultural diversity and conflicts, individualization and solidarity, single communities and globalization, reflection, freedom, trust, choice and responsibility, tasks of expertise and enlightenment. Implementation of the Bologna Process had to bring the Russian university programmes into line with the international standards of higher education, but social anthropology was made a sacrifice to a formal desire to reduce a number of training areas in higher education. The authors have tried to understand the reasons and the nature of the process. In this paper some data about the processes of development and reforming of this academic area in the context of social changes is presented. The study is based on the materials of public discussion, collected interviews and the analysis of standards and curricula.