Postmodernism and sociology’s destinies as an independent science


Mnatzakanyan M.O.

MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia Mnatsakanian120411@mail. ru

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Mnatzakanyan M.O. Postmodernism and sociology’s destinies as an independent science. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 9. P. 134-140




Abstract

An analysis is offered of theoretical sociology notions of ‘modernity’, ‘modernism’, ‘globalization’ and ‘transnationality’, as well as a critical review of sociological postmodernism as current in contemporary theory and methodology. Concept of ‘postmodernism’ – contrasted to ‘modernism’ – is seen as a vehicle to destroy modernist paradigm, thus threatening destinies of sociology as an independent social science.


Keywords
globalism; interdisciplinarity; modern; modernism; postmodernism; reflection; synergy; sociality; social transformatoions
Content No 9, 2016