“Structuralists” and “Industrial sociologists”:
on the history of studying social professional groups in the USSR, 1960–1980th
Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS, Moscow, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
Explanatory resources of Soviet sociology are studies with regard to sociology of vocation and professions. Author accentuates studies of social structure of the Soviet society as a frame to investigate social professional groups. Contributions of “industrial sociology” are emphasized as a movement of paramount significance for the making of many sociological disciplines, including sociology of employment and professions in Russia.