Social role of sociology and sociological diagnostics of the society (On M. K. Gorshkov’s book “Russian society as it is:
a study of sociological diagnostics”)


Lubskiy A.V.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies of Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia n_avl@mail.ru

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Lubskiy A.V. Social role of sociology and sociological diagnostics of the society (On M. K. Gorshkov’s book “Russian society as it is: a study of sociological diagnostics”). Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2017. No 3. P. 157-162




Abstract

While analyzing a new M. K. Gorshkov’s book, author reflects on current idea of sociology, its functions in the world. Neoclassical style of sociological thinking is stated, combining principles of sociologism and anthropocentrism, as well as the use of sociological approach to reality studies. The understanding of research interdisciplinarity is specified suggesting to term these studies in the given context as multidisciplinary ones. A differentiated evaluation is offered of the studies carried on for many years, the metaphor of ‘conservative wave’ is commented on with regard to descriptions of qualitative shifts in the Russians’ mass consciousness from the position of sociological diagnostics of contemporary Russian society.


Keywords
sociology; neoclassical style sociological thinking; interdisciplinarity; multidisciplinary; public turn; performative turn; mass consciousness; sociological diagnostics

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