Transformation of Approaches to the Research of the Social Communication Phenomenon

Contemporary trends of globalization and progress in communication technologies make studies of social communication a very important topic. This article strives to shed some light onto specifics of social communication in the temporal aspect, and highlights tendencies in its development, common for all periods of human history. This article also amends definition of a new virtual medium – Cyberspace, which represents a new stage in evolution of social communication

Genesis of a Concept «Social Stability» in Sociological Science

The article describes the evolution of ideas about social stability in social science. Particular attention is paid to different interpretations of stability in the sociological thought.