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ERIC Number: EJ888679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Tendencies and Problems in the Shaping of College Students' Culture of Citizenship
Vishnevskii, Iu. R.; Trynov, D. V.; Shapko, V. T.
Russian Education and Society, v52 n4 p63-80 Apr 2010
In this article, a civil society is viewed as the qualitative state of the social organism as the result of the social actions of individuals in the framework of the particular culture. Such a representation is based on the sociocultural approach, and it finds expression in the formulation of the terms "culture of civic-mindedness" and "culture of citizenship." Supplementation of the institutional approach by the view of a civil society from the standpoint of culture has been implemented in studies conducted in the social sciences in this country. From that point of view, it is of interest to examine works by Iu.M. Reznik and M.S. Kagan. In the functioning of a civil society, the former focuses directly on the "civil reality" (the aggregate set of institutions) and "civil ideality" (the aggregate set of cultural aspects). The latter makes an attempt to carry out a comprehensive examination of a civil society as a cultural form of a social system, as the highest among the familiar manifestations of the political, legal, and economic culture of a society. In the framework of such an interpretation, the term "civil" is not used to designate a portion of the social whole; rather, it characterizes a particular quality of the interaction among the actors of social relations. This article discusses survey data which show a change in attitudes toward politics among young Russians, a tendency to be apolitical, and an increasing pragmatism. More generally, political activism as a goal of upbringing and propaganda in Russia is being replaced by the idea of the culture of citizenship. [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.] (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia