Социология и общество: глобальные вызовы и региональное развитие: Материалы IV Очередного Всероссийского социологического конгресса
In this study a multi-level modeling approach is used to examine predictors of the subjective sense of freedom both at the individual level and at the country level, as well as the between-level interaction effects. It has been established that relationship between postmaterialist priorities and the subjective sense of freedom differ depending on the countries’ degree of economic development. In more affluent countries subjective freedom is positively associated with postmaterialist priorities, while in less affluent countries this association is negative.
Recently there have been widely spread models (classifications) of educational institutions (schools) based upon regularly collected statistical data and a presupposition that all the standard indices incorporated in those models have the same meanings concerning to every possible school. The article questions this presupposition.
The project addresses anomie and alienation theories as a means of studying the state of contemporary societies. The two theories appeared and developed separately, but with the institutionalization of psychological anomie (anomia) as well as with the extension of the notion of alienation the two theories became not only close to each other but also mixed with each other. Still, there hasn’t been enough theoretical contribution to the separation of the two concepts (Shoham 1982, Olsen 1965), and none on the separation within the alienation theory and the psychological anomie, which is claimed to be crucial for both theoretical and empirical works. The project offers a model of conceptualization of the concepts and applies it using ESS 2010.
We consider blogs not just as a kind of mass media resource, but as a source of collectively produced opinions that is of significant interest to the researcher. In particular, the question of the possibility of studying the everyday attribution of responsibility and blame in a situation of a terrorist attack by analyzing blog posts.
The possibility of using the category of "value community" in the study of risk is analyzed. On the example of the "psychophysical numbing" studies we try to show the possible contribution of sociology based on utilizing the resources of functionalism and of "folk sociology" approach.