«HOMO UNIVERSITATIS»: ANALYSIS OF FACTORS THAT INFLUENCED THE FORMATION OF CORPORATE IDENTITY OF UNIVERSITY LECTURERS IN RUSSIA IN 1990-2010s

  • Sorokin, A.
  • Gribovskiy, M.
Abstract:
Under circumstances of globalization and transformation of Russian society the identity crisis is taking its toll. This crisis is caused by the collapse of foundations and values of Soviet period and the loss of historical ties with traditions of Russian nationhood. In this respect, the research of university research and teaching community as a special category within Russian society becomes pertinent. On the basis of published sources our previous ethnographic research conducted in 2014-2015 among university lecturers of Tomsk universities factors that influenced the formation of corporate identity of Russian university lecturer’s community in 1990-2012 have been analyzed. In the course of our research negative positive and neutral (dual) factors have been discerned and analyzed. Among negative ones we have analyzed demographic situation in Russian in 1990s, holding of more than one office, the decrease of the variety of traditional corporate events. Among neutral (dual) factors are the following: the emergence of lecturers of completely new kind, feminization of academic and teaching staff, university autonomy. Positive factors that have beneficial effect on formation and strengthening of corporate identity of university lecturers are the following: the practice of formation of corporate university culture, enhance prestige of lecturer’s social standing, self-recruiting. The article is meant for all interested in Russian history, history and anthropology higher education and science as well as post-Soviet period of Russian history.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
“homo universitatis”; corporate identity; identity crisis; higher education; post-Soviet Russia
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
331-328
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.043
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