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Centre for Cultural Sociology

Publications
Article
Social capital networks in sports spectatorship and participation

Gemar A. J.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 2021. Vol. 56. No. 4. P. 514-536.

Book chapter
The Sacred, Profane, Pure, Impure, and Social Energization of Culture

Kurakin D.

In bk.: The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Sociology. NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. Ch. 26. P. 485-506.

Working paper
Russian Longitudinal Panel Study of Educational and Occupational Trajectories: Building Culturally-Sensitive Research Framework

Kurakin D.

Научные доклады Института образования. WP IE. НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. WP 01/IE/2014.

The HSE Moscow Centre for Cultural Sociology carries out theoretical and empirical investigations of culture and its paramount role within contemporary societies. Our primary interest concerns social inequalities and the various ways in which culture informs individuals’ identities, perceptions, rationales, actions, preferences, aspirations and decision-making patterns.

Social inequality is stubbornly rigid, persists in societies across the globe, and is often resistant to even the best intended interventions. Education, as one of the constitutive social institutions of modernity, provides perhaps the most potent vector to mitigate and reverse social inequalities. This informs our interest in the life course and education/career choice – the processes through which social inequalities emerge and reemerge in individual lives. By combining theoretical and empirical studies, and qualitative and quantitative methods, we seek to advance intra- and inter-disciplinary dialogue, while providing an ecosystem or the development of state-of-the-art cultural sociology and inequality studies.

News

On September 28, the HSE Centre for Cultural Sociology held the first session of the Moscow Culture Workshop 2021–2022 – a series of meetings where participants have an opportunity to discuss research papers prepared by prominent scholars. Jeffrey C. Alexander, Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University, delivered the first lecture, entitled ‘Nature as Iconic Object: Its Performative Creation’. Dmitry Kurakin, Director of the Centre for Cultural Sociology, spoke to the HSE News Service about the purpose and setup of the workshop.
October 04
‘The Tragedy of Inequality: Dehumanizing the “Total Human”’ was the dramatic title of a recent seminar held by the HSE Institute of Education. Inequality leads to marginalization of specific individuals and groups. The availability of high-quality education may help decrease the problem.
December 11, 2020
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