Year of Graduation
Lifestyle in modern Russia: innovative practices and their determinants
Faculty of Sociology
AbstractThis project is an attempt to examine some of the problems related to the lifestyle and its innovative practices in modern Russia. Theoretical foundations and empirical research are presented here. There are theories that tell about the relation of a lifestyle with the class a person belongs to. But in the contemporary world, scientists increasingly incline to the theory of the post-modern society where social class does not necessarily define a person's behavior. This is the contradiction in this study and therefore the problem of the research. The aim of this work is identifying determinants that affect the use of innovative practices in lifestyles in modern Russia.The way of life is an important category that characterizes the society. Nowadays there is an increasing concern for the way of life in scientific scope of sociology. This interest is determined by rapid changes in science and technology. The progress in these fields contributes to active social changes that affect daily lives of individuals. What seemed impossible 50 years ago, is often a common practice now. Innovative elements penetrate into people's lives and change them qualitatively. According to Vozmitel, lifestyle encompasses the complex of the typical kinds of human activities. These include labour, everyday life, ways of spending free time, consumption, etc. These parameters reflect social reality, which is formed under the influence of various factors. That is why the way of life is a characteristic feature not only for an individual, but also for the society as a whole. Studying the functioning and development of a lifestyle, we provide a greater comprehension of the dynamics of social processes.This investigation was carried out on the basis of the data "The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey - HSE". The object of this survey is the residents of the Russian Federation from the age of 16. A result of research groups of respondents leisure time, latent factors respondents' attitude towards new and determinants of innovative practices were identified.