Peasant world in discourse of generational grief

Peasant world in discourse of generational grief

Vinogradsky V.G.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Leading Researcher, Center for Agrarian Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Moscow, Russia

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Vinogradsky V.G. Peasant world in discourse of generational grief. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 12. P. 82-91


The article presents methodological considerations and some procedural and methodological peculiarities summarizing more than a quarter century author’s experience of sociological fieldwork worlds of peasant Russia. Special attention is paid to “voices from below” – peasant discursive formats, in which natural and integrally embodied movement of peasant life practices form the core of everyday life. In particular, identified and discursive recorded the phenomenon of generational grieving and special chronometrie – some “social gyroscope”. The last notable and useful ability to hold the collective memory of the village community coordinates a productive coveted in the past and, thereby, affect the appearance of today’s emerging new peasant worlds.

sociology of the village; socio-economic practices; peasant everyday life; narrative; discourse as a signal and the form of existence; chrono nostalgia; evolution of peasant worlds
Content No 12, 2015