Cultural values influence and constrain economic and social change
This chapter is devoted to cultural values influence on economic and social change.
This chapter is devoted to the study of performative solidarities (Alexander 2006, 2008) which became an important part of the discourses on identity and historic heritage in the post-Soviet countries and the process of value change. The mechanism of emergence of such discourses and their course and consequences are studied in Russia and Estonia.
The collection represents the materials of the 2nd International scientific conference “The theoretical problems of ethnic and cross-cultural psychology” May, 30-31, 2014 held by Smolensk University for Humanities. The participants from Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, Uzbekistan shared their methodological and theoretical approaches to such basic scientific issues as transformation of the ethnic identity, cultural influence on the personality, cross-cultural interaction, ethnic conflicts, migration and acculturation psychology, ethnic socialization, policultural formation. The book might be of interest for psychologists, ethnologists, philosophers, anthropologists and other specialists working with ethnic and cross-cultural psychology.
The book is comprised of 24 studies examining the changes in values throughout the process of transformation in the post-communist countries and, in general, the questions of values, their conceptualization and research as well as their role in the process of transformation and stratification. The studies present a new concept of empirical sociological study of values, cultural resources in class reproduction and ideology, problems of hedonism, social trust, cohesion, historical and cultural tradition and many other aspects of development of value structure in post-communist societies.
The paper presents research and educational activities of The International laboratory for Socio-Cultural research of HSE' Expert Institute
The book describes consequnces of culture in Russia.
This work is focused on the cultural model of contemporary Russian Orthodoxy, its complexities and socio-cultural paradoxes. While analyzing the Church communicative culture it is shown specifics of the vertically hierarchical and horizontally network relations in the Church social milieu. Specifics of the principle of hierarchy, as the most important element of the Orthodox identity influencing almost all institutionally stipulated forms of the relations among Church actors are depicted. The questions of vocational guidance in the orthodox environment, culture of trust between authors in different levels strata and self-organization questions were also analysed.