Civic and political participation in the context of local political and socio-cultural process

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 6D P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC26 Sociotechnics, Sociological Practice (host committee)

Language: English

This session will investigate the relationship between bodily acquisition and social solidarity, by way of empirical research in various fields where technical practice and social coagulation converge. Our task is challenging because bodily acquisition is sometimes conducive to social solidarity, while at other times disruptive.
As a case in point, the improvement in skill level of students generally makes them closer to full-fledged members of that learning community, thereby strengthening solidarity between members; however, failure to improve, particularly despite prolonged effort, may lead some to becoming rebellious. Since different students improve at different rates and in different directions, and neither the instructor nor the students themselves are in complete control of the process, we can say that the effect of bodily acquisition on solidarity is inherently ambiguous. 
How have societies coped with this ambiguity in the transmission of skills to younger generations? How have social movements dealt with this ambiguity in teaching their values to new recruits? How have instructors of various performing arts managed to stay in business despite this ambiguity? This session welcomes papers addressing all such questions, preferably through empirical research.
Session Organizer:
Nataliya VELIKAYA, Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia
Social Responsibility of Russian Lawyers: Factors of Engagement into "Pro Bono" Work
Anton KAZUN, Higher School of Economics (Moscow), International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Russia
Civic Activism in Modern Russian Society: Peculiarities of Localization
Mikhail GORSHKOV, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Irina TYURINA, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia