Социально-культурные практики сплоченности в современных обществах
Socio-cultural Unity In The Context of P. A. Sorkin`s Theory of Social Symbolism: Cohesion, Integration, Coherence
This part is devoted to the reconstruction of Sorokin's ideas on social and cultural phenomena. His concept of symbolic mediators is used to study socio-cultural integration and cohesion. The author raises the question of the difference between the terms "integration" and "cohesion" in the theory of Sorokin. Discusses the use of the term "coherence" to identify the specifics of integration relations of ideological, behavioral, and material aspects of social and cultural unities.
Different conceptual aspects of social unity and their interrelations are discussed. The crucial role of the “abstract rules” in the 21st century large societies, including the Russian society, is emphasized. According to author, the two forms of social integration, cohesion and adherence to abstract rules, are united by civil solidarity and civil society.