Sociology of life as a theoretical conception

Sociology of life as a theoretical conception

Toshchenko Zh.T.

Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Director of the Sociological Faculty of Russian State Humanitarian University, Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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Toshchenko Zh.T. Sociology of life as a theoretical conception. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 1. P. 106-116


Evolution of sociology of life is scrutinized as an idea accumulating achievement of fundamental and special sociological theories. Building on varying interpretations of societal processes, sociology of life embraces treatment of main components, which – in a certain proportion or certain aspect – are present in every sociological study: social (group or individual) consciousness, behavior (activity) and surrounding macro-, mezzo- and micro-environment. This inextricable unity of consciousness, behavior, environment, when studied on empiric level, forms life world, a notion opening vistas for obtaining new knowledge in investigations fundamental and applied social problems.


philosophy of life; phenomenology; everyday life; sociology of life; social planning; way of life; life world
Content No 1, 2015