UDC 316.7:316.277.5

SPECIFICITY OF POSTSTRUCTURALIST EPISTEMOLOGY AND ITS APPLICABILITY IN SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF CULTURE

Sobolevskaya Marina Aleksandrovna
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Doctoral student in the theory and history of sociology

Abstract
The article describes and analyzes the possibility of applying poststructuralist methodology in modern sociological studies of culture. Main feature of the poststructuralist epistemology is a special understanding of the nature of social reality as a set of unrelated fragments. Because of what, any holistic formation in the social sphere should be seen as artificially generated phenomenon, as the amount initially contradictory fragments linked by social practices. Interpretation of culture in terms of the theory of practice and the poststructuralist methodology is extremely promising, corresponding to the current debates of cultural dynamics and cultural transformations and hybridization.

Keywords: poststructuralism, practices theory, sociology of culture


Category: Sociology

Article reference:
Specificity of poststructuralist epistemology and its applicability in sociological studies of culture // Humanities scientific researches. 2014. № 3 [Electronic journal]. URL: https://human.snauka.ru/en/2014/03/6334

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