Updating as integrative method to study biography (comments on E.A. Tiryakian’s article)


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: 6096


For citation:

Kravchenko S.A. Updating as integrative method to study biography (comments on E.A. Tiryakian’s article). Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 3. P. 23-27




Abstract

The article suggests some principles of an integrated method to study biography in the form of the updating concept. It is shown that introduction of this method is associated with the acceleration and complexity of socio-cultural dynamics of society. To justify this method, in demand is integral methodology developed by P.A. Sorokin. Tool-set for updating might become a research means to study biography of a public or political figure in terms of an active social and cultural construction of reality meanings.


Keywords
biography; updating; socio-cultural dynamics; fluctuations; integral methodology
Content No 3, 2016