A Word to Young Sociological Scientists

Formation of the Information Space in Modern Russia: Problems and Prospects

The article defines the essence of the information space, identifies and analyzes the features and factors of its formation in the Russian context, discusses the basic segments forming its structure and shows the contradictory nature of their current state and trends of evolution. The study focuses primarily on theoretical understanding information space formation problems and is based both on general scientific (deductive, inductive, analysis and synthesis) methods and special scientific ones (including genetic, comparative-historical and structural-functional analysis).

Transformation of Consumer Behavior in the Context of New Media Impact

The communicative possibilities of the modern digital society are fundamentally different from the previous times. Active integration of new media into all spheres of human life without exception changes everyday life, forms new behaviors and ways of self-organization. Under the influence of social media there is a significant transformation of consumer practices, stages of decision-making on purchasing. During a certain period of social development, consumption becomes the dominant social process that characterizes everyday life. It acquires new media reversals and opportunities.

Sociological Principles of Cities’ Habitat Arrangement

The article shows that urbanization, overpopulation and global environmental crisis lead to the need of developing citizens’ daily life new principles arrangement. The key to the formation of a favorable living environment lies in the use of scientific knowledge, modern technology, and implementation of competent urban policy within residential areas. The analysis of scientific reflection on the problems of habitat arrangement shows increasing number of studies appying an integrated approach to creating a comfortable public space.

Financial Organization as Specific Object of the Sociological Research

Russia’s exit from social and economic crisis defines the need of the financial organizations’ transition to sustainable target development. Ensuring this development involves clarifying the changes in the essential characteristics of the financial organization and considering social and labor conflicts as a condition for the implementation of this development.

Spiritual Health of Dagestan Student Youth: Sociological Analysis of Risks and Threats

At presen, the study of risks and threats in youth spiritual health sphere is one of those social problems, the relevance of which simply cannot be questioned. A sociological study of the Russian society’s spiritual health is impossible without studying the spiritual health of youth as a special socio-demographic group. Student youth refers to that category of the population whose health (and spiritual health as well) is inextricably linked with the notion of «risk».

The Impact of New Digital Technologies on Consumer Behavior: A Regional Perspective

The article analyzes various aspects of new digital technologies impact on consumer behavior. The necessity of sociological interpretation and understanding of digital reality as a large-scale socioeconomic phenomenon, and the search for social determinants of consumer behavior in these conditions are formulated. It is argued that digital technologies are promising tools for consumer behavior social construction.

The Basic Paradigms of the Sociological Approach to the Study of Migration Processes (Part 2)

The article is a continuation of the main paradigms review that make up theoretical and methodological basis of the sociological approach to the study of migration processes.

The Basic Paradigms of the Sociological Approach to the Study of Migration Processes (Part 1)

The article is devoted to a review of the main paradigms that make up the theoretical and methodological basis of the sociological approach to the study of migration processes. A detailed description of the scientific directions of this approach is presented in three basic groups: the structural group includes paradigms focusing on the system-structural, organizational-functional aspects of migration, treating it as integrity, the totality of elements; the interpretative group aims the researcher to study human behavior, motives, meanings.

Social Rehabilitation in the Context of the Disabled Life Trajectories

Social rehabilitation is considered as a result of actions of all subjects of rehabilitation aimed at reсоvery and formation of social functions and relations of the disabled person. The aim of the work is to analyze the factors and individual`s resources that influenced the result of social rehabilitation. The empirical basis for this study is provided by the disabled narratives describing their biography, achievements in various spheres of life, institutions of support.

Social and Economic Potentialof Event Management as Direction of Higher Education in Russia

The article deals with the basic scientific interpretations of the concept of «event management», reveals the main characteristics of this concept, its positive impact on the development of business and culture in the regions, but also analyzes the reasons for the lack of professional education in our country.

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