“Soviet” private diaries:
experience of qualitative research

Shabalina O.A.

Institute of state administration and entrepreneurship, B.N. El’tsyn Urals federal university, Ekaterinburg, Russia olgashabalina@lenta.ru

ID of the Article: 6154

For citation:

Shabalina O.A. “Soviet” private diaries: experience of qualitative research. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 4. P. 138-141


The author uses qualitative research method of “understanding the text” in studying 21 notebooks of F.E. Dostovalov private diary focussing on two themes – “Faith in the communism ideals” and “the Road to God”, that most acutely reflect the world outlook and value contradictions in the “Soviet person – homo soveticus” image analyzing them in the context of the time.

Soviet person; historical memory; qualitative methods; private diaries; values; religion; Soviet ideals
Content No 4, 2016