Re-discovery of social reality as an indicator of sociological know- ledge validity


Kravchenko S.A.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Head of the Department of Sociology, MGIMO-University; Chief Researcher, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia sociol7@yandex.ru

ID of the Article: 5713


For citation:

Kravchenko S.A. Re-discovery of social reality as an indicator of sociological know- ledge validity. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 5. P. 27-37




Abstract

The case is made against unintended challenges to sociological knowledge arising in the conditions of acceleration and complication of social and cultural dynamics. It is shown that to these challenges sociologists react by reopening of social reality? while constantly improving the theoretical and methodological tools and ensuring its validity.


Keywords
socio-cultural dynamics; reflection; reopening time; virtual reality; disasters and risk; human capital; simulacra
Content No 5, 2014