сетевое общество

Digital Religion

The study of social networks, interactions, and relationships has a long history in academia. That social networks play a central role in religious life of recent society is well accepted by most social scientists. For instance, they are crucial for the recruitment and affiliation of members, the diffusion of religious ideas and practices, motivating people of faith to volunteer and become politically activity. Still, however, much work remains at the level of defining the phenomenon of online religion.

Network Bases of Social Memory

In article change of models of studying of social memory in the context of formation of network society is analyzed. The author states need of transition from substantive to relativistic the analysis in this connection selects the main methodological characteristics of network model of social memory: polylog, media, process and context. Use of these methodological principles allows to investigate memory not as a certain set of memories and as dynamic set of the social communications and the practice causing effect of the appeal to the past.

Contemporary Russian Society and Social-philosophical Analysis of its Definition

This paper explores an operationalization of the concepts for contemporary Russian society. Drawing on theoretical frameworks of some concepts such as postmodernism, consumer society, post-industrial society the authors operationalize them. Our findings suggest that contemporary Russian society has a wide range of definitions. It is defined as post-historic, network or information society, postmodern society, etc. The set of different concepts represents Russian society and makes a definitions confusion. Such definitions should be applicable to modern Russian society.