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Malygina I.V. Identity in philosophical, social and cultural anthropology: textbook. 2nd ed. — M.: OOO Publishing house "the Soglasie", 2018. — 240 p.
The manual is intended for students of undergraduate and graduate programs in the framework of training "cultural studies" in the textbook on the basis of an interdisciplinary approach reveals the philosophical, sociological and psychological aspects of the phenomenon of identity; substantiates the productivity of complementarity of traditionally opposed methodologies in the study of ethno-cultural phenomena and processes; reveals the basic functions and structure of ethno-cultural identity in its actual and; historical forms of ethno-cultural identity and regularities of its historical dynamics are analyzed; dominant vectors of transformation of ethno-cultural identity in the conditions of globalization are designated. In the context of the mentioned problems the phenomena of cultural memory, ethnocentrism, nationalism, principles of intercultural communication in the modern world are analyzed. The textbook pays special attention to Russian identity, its historical evolution and modern transformations.
The manual includes a set of control questions and tasks aimed at strengthening and deeper assimilation of knowledge in the process of independent work of students. The manual is recommended for use in the implementation of educational programs of undergraduate (Sections II–IV) and graduate (Sections I–IV).

Section I. Identity as an interdisciplinary problem
1.1. Identity as an object of philosophical knowledge
Identity as a characteristic of being
Identity as self-determination of personality
Epistemological approach to understanding identity
Anthropological approach to the interpretation of identity
"Discovery" of the social nature of identity
From the philosophy of identity to the philosophy of difference
1.2. Identity as a social phenomenon
Mechanisms of formation and social functions of identity
Individual and collective forms of social identity and their correlation
Dynamics of structural components of social identity
1.3. Identity as a form of psychological adaptation
Psychological nature of identity
Identity as socialization and psychological adaptation
Identity as a psychological need
Partisipation as a universal mechanism of identification
Clarification of the concept
Section II
Ethno-cultural identity: essence and structure
2.1. Essence and nature of ethnicity
The interpretation of ethnic phenomena: a clash of methodologies
The heuristic potential of the "theory of ethnos" and the methodology of primordialism
Cognitive possibilities and limits of the "theory of ethnicity" and constructivist methodology
Research methodology the ethno-cultural identity: in search of resource complementarity
Adaptive function of ethno-cultural identity
2.2. Functional specificity of ethno-cultural identity
Differentiable function
Integrative function
Cultural memory as a mechanism of ethno-cultural integration
2.3. The structure of ethno-cultural identity: synchronic and diachronic aspects
Experience in structuring ethno-cultural identity: synchronic aspect
Sensory-emotional component
The cognitive component
Mental component
Dynamic aspect of the structure of ethno-cultural identity
Section III
Genesis of ethno-cultural identity and evolution of its historical forms
Universal tendencies and regularities of the dynamics of ethnic and cultural identity
The interdependence of socio-interactive and personal processes
3.1. Online generic ethno-cultural identity and its expression in cultural forms of archaic society
Totem partisipation as the first historical form of cultural identity
Differentiation and complication of identification bases in the conditions of archaic culture
3.2. Synthesis of genetic and socio-cultural bases in the structure of ethnic identity
Transformation of the kinship paradigm in the context of ethnic identity
Culture as the basis of identity
Dynamics of ethnic identity: Russian experience
3.3. The simultaneity and precedent character of national identity
Hierarchical structure of national identity
Nationalism as a historical form of ethno-cultural identity
Universal features and socio-cultural features of Russian nationalism
Section IV
Ethno-cultural identity in the context of globalization: Universal trends and Russian specifics
Identity crisis: signs, reasons, Russian specifics
Current vectors the dynamics of the Russian identity
Russia's civilizational identity: between West and East
Localization of cultural foundations of identity as a trend in the modern history of Russia
The phenomenon of regional identity
Control questions and tasks
List of references



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