Classical and Contemporary Approaches to Ethno-Cultural Studies. The Kernel of Ethnos

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Issue
Гуманитарные науки. Humanities & Social Sciences. 2011 4 (5)
Authors
Koptseva, Natalia P.; Bakhova, Natalia A.; Medyantseva, Nadezhda V.
Contact information
Koptseva, Natalia P. : Siberian Federal University , 79 Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia; Bakhova, Natalia A. : Siberian Federal University , 79 Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia , e-mail: ; Medyantseva, Nadezhda V. : Siberian Federal University , 79 Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia
Keywords
Ethnos; ethnicity; ethnic identification; indigenous peoples of the North; Siberia and the Far East; kernel of ethnos; ethno-cultural applied research
Abstract

This scientific article is devoted to one of the most urgent problems in modern humanities which is the problem of conceptual and methodological bases of ethno-cultural studies. Basic notions are ethnos, ethnicity and kernel of ethnos. In modern foreign literature, the notion of ethnos is considered in various aspects, such as non-ethnic groups, symbolic ethnicity, multi-ethnicity, dual ethnicity and quasi-ethnicity that are new to Russian science. Under the conditions of globalization the strengthening of the processes of ethnic identification and self-identification is a reaction to the acculturation processes occurring on an incredibly large scale. Most scientists agree that belonging to a particular ethno-cultural group must include three aspects: language, religion and processes of identification and self-identification. These basic variables can be used in determining so-called kernels of ethnos - a relatively stable system of variables, which has increased stability in the process of acculturation. These approaches are effective for the study of indigenous and small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East living in the united Krasnoyarsk Territory. Siberian Federal University has a number of research programs supported by grants, where indigenous and small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East are studied from the viewpoint of global transformations typical of these peoples in the 21st century.

Pages
615-632
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http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/2360

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