Creative class – an alternative to political radicalism

Creative class – an alternative to political radicalism

Volkov Yu.G.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Research Director of the Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies of the Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

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Volkov Yu.G. Creative class – an alternative to political radicalism. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 7. P. 84-92


Building upon representative sociological data the idea of creative class asa subject of social action is discussed. The author concludes that creative class is interestedin and is a proponent for alternatives to political radicalism as strategies of injecting andcreating crises in contemporary Russian society. This class, as subject of social creativity,produces forms of social communication precluding conflict-ridden differences in Russiansociety. The article also discusses a need to involve creative class in the process of socialchanges to reduce political radicalization of mass moods.

creative class; subject of social action; alternatives to political radicalism; strategies of crises; social communication; mass moods
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