Post-relolution period of Russian sociology:
a failed attempt at sovietization

Кozlova L.А.

Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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Кozlova L.А. Post-relolution period of Russian sociology: a failed attempt at sovietization. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 12. P. 105-113


The paper analyzes post-revolutionary phase of Russian sociology in the late 1930s converting to a prolonged period of its dormancy. The purpose of the study is to substantiate the point of view of this stage as an unrealized attempt to sovietize sociology in contrast to the established concept of its ban. The post-revolutionary period of sociology is examined in the context of history, that is, in connection with the prerevolutionary and subsequent (“Khrushchev”) stages. The reorganization of sociology and its socio-political environment shows its temporary (until the end of 1950-beginning of 1960-ies) removal from the hull of the Russian social sciences. It is the framework of the project of the early Soviet state scientific construction, the lack of conditions and freedoms, rather than suppression, rendered impossible preservation and further development of sociology.

Russian/Soviet sociology; history of sociology; imposition; ideology; convergence characteristics; reorganization; deinstitutionalization
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