Sociological Theory in the Ural Region: History and Modernity

Sociological Theory in the Ural Region:
History and Modernity

Zborovsky G.Е.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

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The research was carried out at the expense of a RSF grant No. 23-28-00028,

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Zborovsky G.Е. Sociological Theory in the Ural Region: History and Modernity. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2024. No 2. P. 100-110


The article examines the process of formation and development of sociology, especially theoretical, in one of the most scientifically developed regions of the country – in the Urals. It shows the emergence of the sociological Urals in the period after the «second birth» and its development in the XX century GSU – the Great Sociological Urals. Special attention is paid to the role of the first generations of sociologists in the formation and development of its theoretical component in the region. Two main trends of theoretical sociology in the Urals are considered – the ascending one in the second half of the XX century and descending in the XXI century. An explanation of this process is offered. The conclusion is made about the need to find a way to save theoretical sociology.

Ural region, theoretical sociology; history of research; features and directions of development of sociological theory in the Urals


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