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In the genre of the sociological portrait


This article is dedicated to the genre of “portrait” studies of society, developed in Russian sociological science. Presenting the data obtained in the course of these studies, the author considers basic characteristics and traits of Russian society and the prospects of its development. Special attention is paid to social consequences of the economic crisis, the development of value orientations, and the formation of an original model of traditionalistic modernization on the basis of Russian sociohistorical experience.

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Original Russian Text © A.L. Andreev, 2017, published in Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2017, Vol. 87, No. 10, pp. 898–904.

Andrei Leonidovich Andreev, Dr. Sci. (Philos.), is Chief Researcher of the RAS Institute of Sociology and a Professor at the National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” (MPEI) and the National Research Nuclear University “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute” (MEPhI).

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Andreev, A.L. In the genre of the sociological portrait. Her. Russ. Acad. Sci. 87, 439–444 (2017).

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  • types of sociological studies
  • Russian society
  • Russian mentality
  • value orientations
  • traditions
  • modernization
  • democracy