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Orlova Elna Alexandrovna
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Director of Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
State Academy of Slavic Culture

Forms of Social and Cultural Processes: to the Methodology of Study

Abstract: The article proves the necessity of studying the forms of sociocultural processes, and presents the existing scientific possibilities.

Keywords: microdynamics, parabola, process, growth, sinusoid, form of a process, cycle, evolvent, evolution.   


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[10] Russian translation uses the expression “stable development”. But the given word combination in the context of this article seems more appropriate to the meaning read by the authors.
[11] See: Hecht, Jeff. Prophesy of economic collapse 'coming true' //  New Scientist. № 17 November 2008; Atkisson, Alan. Believing Cassandra: How to be an Optimist in a Pessimist’s World // Earthscan. 2010. P. 13.
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[15] Steward, Julian H. Theory of Culture Change: The Methodology of Multilinear Evolution. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1955.
[16] Ibid.
[17] Alland A. Evolution and Human Behavior. N.Y.: Natural History Press, 1969. P. 196-197.
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[19]. Child V.G. Man Makes Himself. London: Watts & Co., 1941. P. 12.
[20] White, Leslie. Evolutionary Stages, Progress, and the Evolution of Culture // Southwestern Journal of Anthropology. 1947. P. 187.
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[22] Naroll R. A preliminary index of social development // American Anthropologist. 1956. № 58.
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[24] Orlova E.A. Technological systems of social interaction paradigms / Social interaction as a process. Moscow: GASK, 2013.




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