Year of Graduation
Contemporary Religious Socialization Practices of Youth: the Case Study of Orthodox «the Future Family Club»
The graduating work on topic “Contemporary Religious Socialization Practices of Youth: the Case Study of Orthodox «the Future Family Club»”contains: 78 pages, including 5 appendices, list of 44 references. Subject of the research is religious practices of the orthodox youth in Saint-Petersburg. The purpose of this work is to study the processes of religious socialization of youth on the example of the orthodoxy association for leisure activities – the Future family club. To realize the goal, the following tasks were putted: 1.To describe the structure, the hierarchy, the functions of the club; 2.To analyze practices of religion socialization; 3.To outline the discipline practices in the club activity; 4.To analyze the activity of the club as a form of missionary work in postsecular society. To meet the goals there was using the following research methods: participant observation, depth interview. The diploma paper contains of 3 chapters, conclusion, list of references, appendices. The first chapter provides secularization and desecularization theories, the methodology of religious socialization dimensions, the particularity of club form of leisure activities, characteristics of religious socialization of youth. The second chapter contains methods and sampling parameters. The third part illustrates the results: described clubs participants, structure, specific practices, functions, analyzed their effect on the processes of youth religion socialization process. This research is relevance because it explains the new missionary areas and strategies in postsecular society. Also it examines such form of the youth leisure activity as religious leisure, that have not been studied earlier.