A Word to Young Sociological Scientists

Young Generation Models of Attitude to Kazakhstan Youth Associations

The article presents the results of youth public opinion polls revealing three approaches to youth organizations development: political-ideological structure (a dominant one); socialization mechanism; a response to the youth problems, needs and demands. The study made it possible to reveal four attitude models of Kazakhstan youth to their associations: 1) active-conforming one, focused on achieving success within social norms (every fifth citizen of Kazakhstan); 2) radically-protestant (1–2%); 3) passive majority; 4) absentive (about 20%).

Social Protection of a Professional Group as a Factor of Overcoming Social Tension

In modern conditions the system of social protection of the population extends and additional complexes of separate professional groups are formed. The directions of social protection extend, the maintenance of the mechanism of realization of its separate subsystems is transformed. At present new theoreticalmethodological justification of separate professional groups` protection is necessary. However, there is no accurate scientific definition of the category «social protection of а professional group» and there are no investigations of the theoretical approach to this problem either.

Religious Faith Social Functions within Moral and Psychological Provision of the Military Personnel

The author of the article considers religious faith in it’s social functions as a factor of strengthening the moral and psychological state of soldiers. The article gives a theoretical justification of the need of religious education within the framework of the unit’s assistant commander’s duties in working with religious servicemen. The spread of religious meanings can not only consolidate the society, but also lead to its separation. Appealing to the religious consciousness patterns should be based on the traditional religious and ethical norms.

Matrimonial Care Meaning in Elderly Families

The author, on the basis of sociological study data, conducted in Saratov in 2018, shows the characteristics of marital care in solving an elderly couple everyday problems. Care, in this context, is considered as a component of human life, accompanying a person from birth to death, as a response to questioning on life meaning, the essence of which is in complementary reciprocity, as a necessary tool for assembling the social and overcoming the “unhappy consciousness”, limiting individual existence.

Understanding the Essence of Labor Migration Phenomenon

The subject of this article is labor migration, isolated from the total volume of all migratory movements. The paper considers the main aspects of the concept of «labor migration» and analyzes the social and legal interpretation of the concept of “migrant worker”. The conclusion is drawn about the absence of their unified definitions in the framework of the international law.

G. Simmel’s Works Methodological Significance for Understanding the Modern Theory of Individualization

The article reveals the specifics of G. Simmel’s approach to the individualization process and shows the relevance of its concepts for the analysis of modern societies. Special attention is paid to the ideological origins of the individualization process. The author considers G. Simmel’s concepts of “qualitative and quantitative individuality”, “formal and qualitative individualism”, forming the basis of two types of individualization: qualitative and quantitative.

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.