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The De-rationalization of Consciousness in Russia at the End of the 20th Century

Student: Polina Reshetnikova

Supervisor: Anna S. Kimerling

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Perm)

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2018

The content of this research consist of the solution of the problem of the irrational worldview system formation in the conditions of the Soviet cosiety's crisis . In this paper, we study the forms and methods of the derationalization of the worldview of a Soviet citizen. Derationalization in this paper denotes extra-scientific knowledge (occultism, esotericism, etc.). The researcher sets himself the following tasks: to identify the causes that triggered the derationalization of consciousness; identify carriers and distributors of irrational ideas; to reveal the role of the irrational in everyday life; to trace the development of irrational subjects on the example of the central and regional press; classify irrational topics and identify the most popular irrational topics. As sources we used periodicals, personal diaries and interviews.

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