Creative class – an alternative to political radicalism

Volkov Yu.G.

Dr.Sci.(Philos.), Scientific Adviser of the Institute of Sociology and Area of the Southern Federal University, Director of the South Russian branch of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of RAS, Rostovon-Don, Russia

ID of the Article: 5673

For citation:

Volkov Yu.G. Creative class – an alternative to political radicalism. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 7. P. 84-92


Building upon representative sociological data the idea of creative class asa subject of social action is discussed. The author concludes that creative class is interestedin and is a proponent for alternatives to political radicalism as strategies of injecting andcreating crises in contemporary Russian society. This class, as subject of social creativity,produces forms of social communication precluding conflict-ridden differences in Russiansociety. The article also discusses a need to involve creative class in the process of socialchanges to reduce political radicalization of mass moods.

creative class; subject of social action; alternatives to political radicalism; strategies of crises; social communication; mass moods

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