«A normal anomie»: contours of conception

«A normal anomie»: contours of conception

Kravchenko S.A.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Head of the Department of Sociology, MGIMO-University; Chief Researcher, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia sociol7@yandex.ru

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Kravchenko S.A. «A normal anomie»: contours of conception. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 8. P. 3-10


An idea of re-discovery of anomie is argued for basing on an assumption, thatmodern world is changing its contents and character under impact of growing mobility andcomplex social & cultural dynamics and a complex society in the making. Social realities arescrutinized contributing to assertion of an end of normative definiteness. Category of ‘normalanomie’ is proposed understood as a wider aggregate of vulnerabilities for society in the formof side-effects of innovative and rational-pragmatic activity of Man. To analyze them, an inte-gral theoretic methodological tool-set is demanded, which is based on a synthesis of social,natural sciences and humanities.

аnomie; complex society; in the making; normative definiteness; vulnerabilities; theoretic synthesis
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