2017 Vol 10 Issue 54

Dubovskaya E.M, Krasnaya M.A. The individual’s interaction with the foreign culture as the factor of civil socialization

Full text in Russian: Дубовская Е.М., Красная М.А. Взаимодействие с другой культурой как фактор гражданской социализации

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Psychological Institute, Moscow, Russia

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The article is devoted to the problem of civil socialization. Modern life is becoming increasingly prevalent human interaction not only with their social environment, with its culture, but also with other, external to the personality, cultures. The increasing importance and the urgent question of the place and role of man in the social environment, the social environment, we mean as usual, in other words, "ordinary" for a person social space in which he lives and operates every day; and the "other" socio-cultural space, which supports a new, unfamiliar subject area with distinctive characteristics: territorial, historical, cultural, and other characteristics. The social environment in the broadest sense of the word acts as a determinant of civil human development, the basis of a change in his system of views and beliefs, while these transformations affect various aspects of the subject, from professional development to the issues of citizenship and civil identity. In this article we take a closer look at the study of the interaction of the individual with other cultures as a factor of civic socialization. In our study, compared data from two groups of respondents. The first is characterized by a lack of experience in the new social environment, lack of experience, other social media or visit a different social environment throughout life. This group of respondents can metaphorically mean "the Robinsons"; for the second characteristic experience long stays (from 6 months) in the new social environment or the experience of frequent visits to a different social environment (3-4 times a year). This group of respondents can metaphorically designate as "Kruzenshtern".

Keywords: civil socialization, civility, culture, multicultural interaction, social and cultural context, border, heritage


The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 17-06-00077.


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Received 14 April 2017. Date of publication: 25 August 2017.

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Dubovskaya Ekaterina M. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Senior Research Associate, Psychological Institute, ul. Mokhovaya, 94, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Dubovskaya E.M, Krasnaya M.A. The individual’s interaction with the foreign culture as the factor of civil socialization. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 54, p. 9. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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