International Biography Initiative
is an internet project featuring interviews and autobiographical materials collected from scholars who participated in the intellectual movements spurred by the Nikita Khrushchev's liberalization campaign. We plan to place on the CDC web site written, and where possible, audio versions of the interviews. The materials are posted as they become available, in the language of the original, with translations planned for the future. Dr. Boris Doktorov and Dmitri Shalin are project co-directors. Dr. Boris Firsov serves as a consultant for the History of Sociology portion of this project, and Dr. Andrei Alekseev is a consultant for the Biographical Method materials. The UNLV Center for Democratic Culture is grateful to the editors of the magazines Teleskop, Sotsiologicheskii Zhurnal, and Zhurnal Sociologii i Socialnoi Antropologii where many of these materials first appeared for their permission to reproduce the interviews. We owe a special debt of gratitude to Dr. Larissa Kozlova and Dr. Natalia Mazlumyanova, who serve as editorial consultants and provide scholarly assistance with this project. We wish to thank all our colleagues who have found time to share their memories, shown good faith, and demonstrated their willingness to expand the room for the honest difference of opinion. The materials below are divided into several sections: Interviews, Memoirs, Documents, Supplements, Testimonies, Comments, Publications, and Articles. More resources can be found in the Culture and Intelligentsia, Video Archives, The Goffman Archives, The Levada Archives, Interactionism, and Pragmatism sections of the Center for Democratic Culture web site.


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Interviews

Abelu Aganbegyan, 2013
(Rus)
Andrey Alekseev, 1990 2006 2015 (Rus)
Viktor Artemov, 2008 (Rus)
Dilbar Alieva, 2000 (Rus)
Edward Arab-Ogly, 1999 (Rus)
Vladislav Bachinin, 2010 (Rus)
Albert Baranov, 2008 (Rus)
Lena Bashkirova, 2013 (Rus)
Gennady Batygin, 1999 2002a 02b 02c 02d (Rus)
Sergei Belanovsky (Rus)
Edward Beliaev, 2008 2010 (Rus)
Yulia Besaplova, 2011 (Rus)
Igor Bestuzhev-Lada, 1999 (Rus)
Leonid Bliakher, 2014 (Rus)
Aleksandr Boronoev, 1998 (Rus)
Oleg Bozhkov, 2002 1990 (Rus)
Sergei Chesnokov, 2000 (Rus)
Alla Chirikova, 2009 (Rus)
A. Davydov, 2012 (Rus)
Yuri Davydov, 1997 (Rus)
Anatoly Dmitriev, 1999 (Rus)
Boris Doktorov, 2005 06 08a 08b 12a 12b (Rus)
Vladimir Dolgii-Rapoport, 2009a 2009b 2010
Daniil Dondurei, 2009 (Rus)
Leokadia Drobizheva, 2001 (Rus)
Boris Dubin, 1993 01 09 09b 10 (Rus)
Viacheslav Dudchenko, 2000 (Rus)
Vasily Elmeev, 1998 (2009) (Rus)
Aleksandr Filippov, 2008a 2008b (Rus)
Boris Firsov, 1999 2005 2008 2009 2014 (Rus)
Aleksandr Galkin, 1999 2001 (Rus)
Oleg Genisaretsky, 2010 (Rus)
Yakov Gilinsky, 2005 2005b 2009 2014 (Rus)
Alexander Gofman, 2007 2008 2009 (Rus)
Sergei Golod, 2002 (Rus)
Valery Golofast, 1990 2004 (Rus)
Igor Golosenko, 1997 1998 (Rus)
Evgeny Golovakha, 2006 (Rus)
Leonid Gordon, 1999 (Rus)
Mikhail Gorshkov 2014 (Rus)
Anna Gotlib, 2012 (Rus)
Liudmila Grigorieva (Rus)
Boris Grushin, 1989 1989 pdf 1999 (Rus)
Lev Gudkov, 2001 2007 2008 2010 2011 (Rus)
Svetlana Ikonnikova, 2008 (Rus)
Vldimir Il'in 2010 (Rus)
Mikhail Ille, 2007 (Rus)
Leonid Ionin, 2007 (Rus)
Len Karpinsky, 1995 (Rus)
Natalia Kartseva, 1989 (Rus)
Leonid Keselman, 2005 1990b 2008 (Rus)
Karin Kleman, 2007 (Rus)
Lev Kogan, 1999 (Rus)
Varlen Kolbanovsky, 1999 (Rus)
Igor Kon, 96 99 00 05 08a 08b 09 10a 10b 10c (Rus)
David Konstantinovsky, 2006 (2006b)
Samuil Kugel, 2001 (Rus)
Nikolai Lapin, 1999 2006 2007 (Rus)
Yuri Levada, 1990 96 98 99 00 05a 05b 06 07vid 07
Aleksey Levinson, 1993 2001 (Rus)
Vladimir Lisovsky 2000 (Rus)
Viacheslav Lokosov, 2013 (Rus)
Boris Maksimov, 2007 (Rus)
Aleksandr Miagakov, 2010 (Rus)
Roman Mogilevsky, 2006 (Rus)
Nina Naumova, 1999 (Rus)
Alla Nazimova, 1990 (Rus)
Aleksandr Nikulin, 2014 (Rus)
Vadim Olshansky, 1999 (Rus)
Leon Onikov, 1999 (Rus)
Gennady Osipov, 1999 1993 03 06 09 11 13 (Rus)
Aleksandr Oslon, 2000 (Rus)
Liudmila Panova, 2008 (Rus)
Boris Parygin, 2005 (Rus)
Elena Petrenko, 2007 1990 (Rus)
Denis Podvoisky (Rus)
Irina Popova, 2006 (Rus)
Tatiana Protasenko (Rus)
Boris Rabbot, 2008 (Rus)
Vadim Radaev, 2001 (Rus)
Dmitri Rogozin, 2015 (Rus)
Alla Rusalinova, 2009 (Rus)
Aleksey Rutkevich, 2015 (Rus)
Mikhail Rutkevich, 1997 1999 (Rus)
Inna Ryvkina, 1999 (Rus)
Galina Saganenko, 1990 1990b 2010 (Rus)
Georgy Satarov, 2000 (Rus)
Irina Savelyeva, 2015 (Rus)
Vasily Seluinin, 1990 (Rus)
Vadim Semenov, 1999 (Rus)
Viktoria Semenova, 2010 (Rus)
Dmitri Shalin, 1990a (Audio) 90b 90c (Video)
Theodore Shanin, 2007 2010 (Rus)
Victor Sheinis, 1990 1992 (Rus)
Franz Sheregi, 2007 (Rus)
Ovsei Shkaratan, 2001 2009 (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentokh, 2006 2011 (Rus)
Vladimir Shubkin, 1999 (Rus)
Elena Smirnova, 2006 (Rus)
Galina Starovoitova, 1993 (Rus)
Leonid Stolovich, 2009 10 (Rus)
Mikhail Tarusin, 2007 (Rus)
Galina Tatarova, 2012 (Rus)
Y. Tolstova, 2012 (Rus)
Igor Travin, 2008 (Rus)
Budimir Tukumtsev, 2009 (Rus)
Viktor Vakhshein 2015a 2015b (Rus)
Yuri Veshninsky, 2015 (Rus)
Yuri Vishnevsky 2014, (Rus)
V. Voronkov, 2011 (Rus)
Vladimir Yadov, 1999 99b 05 06 08 09 (09b) 10 11 13
Oleg Yanitski, 2001 2002 (Rus)
Valentina Yarskaya-Smirnova, 2005 (Rus)
Boris Yudin, 2010 (Rus)
Andrei Zdravomyslov, 1999 2006 2006b 2013 (Rus)
Elena Zdravomylsova, 2009 (Rus)
Tatiana Zaslavskaya, 1997 03 07 08 09 (Rus)



Autobiographies, Memoirs, Diaries



Biographies



Documents

Creation of the Soviet Sociological Association, 1956-1969
(Rus)
Establishment of the Institute of Concrete Social Research, 1967-1968 (Rus)
Reorganization of the Institute of Concrete Social Research, 1967-1968 (Rus)
Establishment of the Center for Public Opinion Research, 1969-1974 (Rus)
Meeting Protocols and Resolutions Related to the Yuri Levada Affair, 1969-1971 (Rus)
Debates about Levada's Lectures in AON, 1969 (Rus)
Reprimand of R. Ia. Levita by the Caluga Regional Party Office, 1969 (Rus)
The CPSU Central Committee on Mistakes of the Society for Scientific Forecasting, 1970-1971 (Rus)
Reprimand of A. M. Rumiantsev by the CPSU Central Committee, 1970-1974 (Rus)
The Levada Affair: Documents from Personal and State Archives, 1969-1971 (Rus)
Levada Center, Letters of Support from American, British and Canadian Sociological Assocations (Eng)
The Russian Federation Presidential Awards to Sociologists, 2009 (Rus)
G. Starovoitova, The Law Temporarily Banning Active Servants of Totalitarian Regime from Rrofessions (Rus)



Supplements

O. Bozhkov and T. Protasenko, The Golofast Affair, 2005
(Rus)
B. Doktorov, The Firsov Affair, 2005 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, The Alekseev Affair, 2005 (Rus)
V. Bachinin, G. Saganenko, E. Smirnova, Open Letter to D. A. Medvedev, 2009 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Differently-Minded and Differently-Active (Rus)
A. Dmitriev, The 12th World Congress of Sociology, 1990 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, The SI RAN Affair in Documents and Expert Assessments, 2008 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (Rus)
How S. L. Rubinstein Lost His Job (Documents from the MGU Archives) Part I, Part II (Rus)
A. Zdravomyslov, The First Congress of the Soviet Sociological Association, 1991 (Rus)
A. Alekseev and B. Doktorov, Correspondence with the Expanding List of Participants, 2006 (Rus)
University of Nevada Committee on Research with Human Subjects, 2010 (Eng)



Correspondence



Testimonies
In Memoriam

Andrei Alekseev, 1934-2017
(Rus)
Gennady Batygin 1951-2003 (Rus)
Gennady Batygin 1951-2003 (Rus)
Gennady Batygin 1951-2003 (Rus)
Yuri Baskin 1921-2006 (Rus)
Yuri Davydov 1929-2007 (Rus)
Yuri Davydov 1929-2007 (Rus)
Daniil Dondurei, 1947-2017 (Audio) (Rus)
Daniil Dondurei, 1947-2017 (Rus)
Tamara Dridze 1930-2000 (Rus)
Viacheslav Dudchenko 1940-2007 (Rus)
Boris Dubin, 1947-2014 (Rus)
Boris Dubin, 1947-2014 (Rus)
Boris Dubin, 1947-2014 (Rus)
Boris Dubin, 1947-2014 (Rus)
Valentina Chistiakova, 1934-2010 (Rus)
Valentina Chistiakova, 1934-2010 (Rus)
Vladimir Gerchikov 1938-2007 (Rus)
Nikolai Girenko, 1940-2004 (Rus)
Valery Golofast, 1940-2004 (Rus)
Valery Golofast, 1941-2004 (Rus)
Valery Golofast, 1941-2004 (Rus)
Igor Golosenko 1938-2001 (Rus)
Igor Golosenko 1938-2001 (Rus)
Igor Golosenko 1938-2001 (Rus)
Leonid Gordon 1930-2003 (Rus)
Boris Grushin 1929-2007 (Rus)
Boris Grushin 1929-2007 (Rus)
Yakov Kapelush 1937-1990 (Rus)
Leonid Keselman 1944-2013 (Rus)
Igor Kon 1928-2011 (Audio) (Rus)
Igor Kon 1928-2011 (Rus)
Igor Kon 1928-2011 (Rus)
Igor Kon 1928-2011 (Rus)


Igor Kon 1928-2011 Memorial Card
(Eng)
Samuil Kugel, 1924-2015 (Rus)
Aleksander Kryshtanovsky 1955-2005 (Rus)
Yuri Levada 1930-2006 (Rus)
M. Loiberg - Shlapentokh (Rus)
Natalia Mazlumyanova 1952-2013 (Rus)
Natalia Panina 1949-2006 (Rus)
Irina Popova 1931-2008 (Rus)
Boris Rabbot, 1930-2011 (Rus)
Boris Rabbot, 1930-2011 (Rus)
Yulia Sinelina, 1972-2013 (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentoch, 1926-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentoch, 1926-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentoch, 1926-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentoch, 1926-2015 (Audio) (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentoch, 1926-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentoch, 1926-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Shlapentoch, 1926-2015 (Rus)
Leonid Stolovich, 1929-2013 (Rus)
Leonid Stolovich, 1929-2013 (Rus)
Leonid Stolovich, 1929-2013 (Rus)
Leonid Stolovich, 1929-2013 (Rus)
Galina Starovoitova 1946-1998 (Audio) (Rus)
Lev Vekker 1918-2008 (Rus)
Tatiana Zaslavskaya 1927-2013 (Eng)
Tatiana Zaslavskaya 1927-2013 (Rus)
Andrey Zdravomyslov 1928-2009 (Rus)
Andrey Zdravomyslov 1928-2009 (Rus)
Andrey Zdravomylsov 1928-2009 (Rus)
Vladimir Yadov 1928-2015 (Eng)
Vladimir Yadov 1928-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Yadov, 1929-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Yadov, 1929-2015 (Rus)
Vladimir Yadov, 1929-2015 (Rus)
Tributes

A. Alekseev - Travin
(Rus)
A. Alekseev - Shalin (Eng)
A. Alekseev - Doktorov (Rus)
A. Alekseev - Friends (Rus)
R. Barantsev - Alekseev (Rus)
G. Batygin - Mazlumyanova (Rus)
B. Doktorov - Shlapentokh (Rus)
B. Doktorov - Alekseeev (Rus)
V. Dudchenko - Tsoi (Rus)
B. Firsov - Frumkina (Rus)
B. Firsov - Alekseev, Kolosov, Zdravomyslova, etc.
B. Firsov - Travin, Gelman, Vakhtin (Rus)
E. Fomin - Zdravomyslova (Rus)
V. Golofast - Doktorov (Rus)
V. Golofast - Rapoport (Rus)
V. Golofast - Bozhkov (Rus)
B. Grushin - Doktorov (Rus)
B. Grushin - Firsov, Grant, Shlapentokh (Rus)
B. Grushin - Doktorov (Rus)
M. Kagan-Stolovich (Rus)
B. Grushin - Zdravomyslova (Rus)
V. Khmelko - Paniotto (Rus)
I. Kon - Firsov, Yadov, Doktorov, Goffman, etc.
I. Kon - Doktorov (Rus)
I. Kon - Doktorov (Rus)
A. Kovalev - Abramov (Rus)
M. Kovalevsky - Golosenko (Rus)
N. Kozlova - Fetisov (Rus)

I. Popova - N. Kozlova (Rus)

B. Doktorov - Y. Levada (Rus)
Y. Levada - Dubin (Rus)
Y. Levada - Golovakha (Rus)
Y. Levada - Levinson (Rus)
Y. Levada - Sapov (Rus)
Y. Levada - Shlapentokh (Eng)
V. Magun - Demina (Rus)
L. Onikov - Vergasov (Rus)
B. Rabbot - 1930-2011 (Rus)
G. Shchedrovitsky - Davidova (Rus)
V. Shlapentokh -Doktorov, Alekseev, Yadov, etc.
G. Starovoitova - Doktorov (Rus)
V. Shubkin - Shlapentokh (Rus)
F. Sluchevsky - Doktorov (Rus)
N. Timashev - I. Golosenko (Rus)
V. Yadov - Demina (Rus)
V. Yadov - Shlapentokh (Rus)
V. Yadov - Doktorov (Rus)
V. Yadov - Magun, Shlapentokh, Doktorov (Rus)
V. Yadov - Wieviorka, Barlinska, Kon, etc. (Rus)
V. Yarskaia - Boris Doktorov (Rus)
T. Zaslavskaya - Shalin (Eng)
T. Zaslavskaya - Dzieciolowski (Eng)
T. Zaslavskaya - Doktorov (Rus)
T. Zaslavskaya - Doktorov (Rus)
A. Zdravomyslov - Doktorov (Rus)
A. Zdravomyslov - Mazlumyanova (Rus)



Publications



Comments and Dialaogues

Invisible College: IBI Forum 1.0, 2011
PDF (Rus)
Invisible College: IBI Forum 2.1, 2011 PDF (Rus)
Invisible College: IBI Forum 2.2, 2011 PDF (Rus)
Invisible College: IBI Forum 2.3, 2011 PDF (Rus)
Invisible College: IBI Forum 2.4, 2011 PDF (Rus)
Invisible College: IBI Forum 2.5, 2011 PDF (Rus)
From Dialogues of Vladimir Yadov and Dmitri Shalin, 2010-2014
Igor Kon: From Correspondence of Igor Kon and Boris Doktorov (Rus)
Boris Doktorov Responds to Vladimir Shlapentokh, 2011 (Rus)
Visson on D. Shalin's Interview with Boris S. Rabbot, 2011 (Eng)
Shalin Responds to Alekseev, 2011 (Rus)
Doktorov on the project's history, 2004 (Rus)
Doktorov on the International Biography Initiative, 2006 (Rus)
Doktorov-Kozlova on why we write biographies (2007)
Doktorov-Kozlova on the history of contemporary Russian sociology, 2009
Shalin on the interview project, 2006 (Eng)
Mazlumyanova-Doktorov on the interview process, 2006 (Rus)
Mazlumyanova-Doktorov on history that repeats itself, 2007 (Rus)
Mazlumyanova-Shalin on Gennady Batygin and alternative interview practices, 2006 (Rus & Eng)
Alekseev on the history of Russian sociology through its dramatis personae, 2006 (Rus)
Popova on Doktorov and the origins of Soviet sociology, 2006 (Rus)
Yadov and Yanitsky on the generational differences in Russian sociology, 2007 (Rus)
Firsov-Shalin on the nationalist strand in Russian sociology, 2008 (Rus & Eng)



Articles
History of Sociology

N. Aitov, The Story with the History of Sociology
(Rus)
A. Alekseev, From an Underground Expert Survey, Late 1970's-Early 1980's (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Virtual Echo (Rus)
A. Alekseev, What is Public Sociology? (Rus)
A. Alekseev, The Tale or Two Congresses, Part 1 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, The Tale of Two Congresses, Part 2 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Profession -- Sociologist, Vol. 1 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Profession -- Sociologist, Vol. 2 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Profession -- Sociologist, Vol. 3 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Profession -- Sociologist, Vol. 4 (Rus)
V. Artemov, Sociology of Time in Russian Scholarship, 1920's-1930's (Rus)
V. Bachinin, An Unhappy Romance of Sociology and the Government (Rus)
A. Baranov, Doktorov's Introduction to Baranov's Artcile (Rus)
A. Baranov, At the Roots of Soviet/Russian Social Psychology (Rus)
R. Barantsev, Selected Texts: Autobiography, Triadic Thought, Synergetics (Rus)
G. Batygin, Introduction: Russian Sociology in the 1960's through Memoirs and Documents (Rus)
G. Batygin, Social Scientists in Times of Crisis (Rus Eng)
E. Beliaev and P. Butorin, The Institutionalization of Soviet Sociology: Its Social and Political Context (Eng)
M. Burawoy, Can "Public Sociology" Travel as Far as Russia?
M. Chernysh, A Few Words about the Kurakin Affair (Rus)
N. Demina, The Revenge of Soviet Sociology (Rus)
N. Demina, Crisis of the MGU School of Sociology or of Russian Sociology as a Whole? (Rus)
N. Demina, Sociologists as Service, Hunting, and Decorative Dogs: Batygin's Workshop - 2007 (Rus)
N. Demina, The Third National Congress of Sociology Convened in Moscow (Rus)
N. Demina, Sociology is Reborn at the Anniversary Banquet: 50 Years of Sociology in Russia (Rus)
N. Demina, Scholars about the National Sociological Congress (Rus)
B. Doktorov, The World of Vladimir Yadov (Rus)
B. Doktorov, History Exists When It Is Written Up (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Grushin's Legacy: For Everyone and Time to Come (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Askold Kuzminsky: His Art is Known to Millions, His Name is Virtually Unknown (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Biographical Interviews with Sociological Colleagues: An Introduction to the Third Edition (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Contemporary Russian Sociology: Historical-Biographical Explorations (Rus)
B. Doktorov, On the Right to History and the Responsibility to History (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Teachers and Teachers' Teachers: Charting the Succession Trajectory in Social Science (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Russian Reform and the History of Russian Sociology (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Valery Golofast: An Independent Mind (Rus)
B. Doktorov, On the Continuity in Sociological Research (Rus)
B. Doktorov, The Seventh Anniversary of the History of Russian Sociology Series in Teleskop (Rus)
A. Filippov, Soviet Sociology as a Police Science (Rus)
A. Filippov, On the Concept of "Theoretical Sociology" (Rus)
B. Firsov, History of Soviet Sociology, 1950-1980 (Rus)
Y. Gilinsky, The Emergence of Sociology of Deviance in Russia (Rus)
A. Goffman, Social, Sociocultural, Cultural (Rus)
A. Goffman, Fashion, Science, Worldview (Rus)
A. Goffman, Solidarity or Rules, Durkheim or Hayek? (Rus)
A. Goffman, How We Studied Bourgeois Sociology in the USSR (Rus)
A. Goffman, On Current Trends in Contemporary Theoretical Sociology(Rus)
I. Golosenko and V. Kozlovsky, History of Russian Sociology, XIX - XX (Rus)
A. Gottlib, Sociology in Samara: An Attempt at Ethnography (Rus)
L. Gudkov, On the Current Situation in Russian Social Science (Rus)
L. Gudkov, The Sociology of Yury Levada: An Attempt at Systematization (Rus)
L. Gudkov, Russian Sociology Today Resembles a Computer Mounted on a Cart (Rus)
I. Klimov, Occupational Characteristics and Attitudes of Russian Social Sciences (Eng)
G. Kliuchaev, Ten Years of Studying the History of Soviet Sociology (Rus)
M. Kohn, The Biography of an Ongoing Research Project (Rus) (Eng)
V. Kostushev, ed., Proceedings of the 1994 Conference on the Leningrad School of Sociology (Rus)
E. Koukoushkina, The Academic Tradition in the History of Russian Sociology (Rus)
L. Kozlova, The Income Dynamics and the Structure of Investment in the Social Sciences (Eng)
L. Kozlova, Bibliography of Russian Literature on the History of Russian Sociology (Rus)
L. Kozlovoa, ed. Theory and Methodology in Russian Sociologists' Practice (Rus)
L. Kozlozva, Multi-Generational Career Models of Russian Sociologists (Rus)
B. Kozlovsky and R. Braslavsky, Towards the Historico-Sociological Study of Russia: Works of Golosenko (Rus)
T. Kuznetsova, On the History of the RAN Institute of Economics (Rus)
R. Lenchovsky, V. Paniotto, and V. Khmelko, Social Reality as Reflected in Numbers and Meanings (Rus)
A. Levinson, The Fate of VTSIOM (Rus)
E. Lurie, Idle Letter (Rus)
A. Malinkin, Polyparadigmatic Approach and the Situation in Russian Sociology (Rus)
A. Malinkin, Polyparadigmatic Approach in Sociology: A Spurious Solution to a Spurious Dilemma (Rus)
A. Malinkin, The Concept of Patriotism: Essay in Sociology of Knowledge (Rus)
V. Mansurov and I. Petrenko, Studying Public Opinion (Rus)
R. Merton and H. Rieken, Notes on Sociology in the U.S.S.R
E. Mirskaya, Russian Academic Scholars through the Lenses of Sociology (Rus)
A. Nikulin, Review of G. Batygin, Russian Sociology of the 1960s in Memoirs and Documents (Rus)
G. Osipov, On the Current Situation in Russian Sociology (Rus)
G. Osipov, Looking for a Solution to the Russian Question (Rus)
G. Osipv, The Renaissance of Sociology in Russia (Rus)
V. Podoroga, The Bigraphical Project in a Short History (Rus)
I. Popova, The Fate of One Sociological Paradigm (Rus)
I. Popova, Public Opinion as a Ground for Functioning of Sociology in Ukrain (Rus)
N. Pokrovsky, Sociology is Needed as Much as Medicine (Rus)
M. Pugacheva, The Russian Sociological Tradition in the 1960's (Rus)
M. Pugacheva, Institute of Concrete Social Research of the USSR Academy of Science (Rus)
V. Radaev, Prospects for the Positive Program of Development of Russian Sociology (Rus)
S. Rapoport, Sociology in the Times of Totalitarianism: Notes for Contemporaries (Rus)
D. Rogozin, History of Survey Technologies and Contemporary Society (Rus)
P. Romanov, The Founding Congress of the Russian Sociologists (Rus)
I. Ryvkina, Paradoxes of Russian Sociology (Rus)
N. Sedova, The Third International Conference "After Grushin" (Rus)
D. Shalin, The Development of Soviet Sociology, 1956-1976(Eng)
D. Shalin, Marxist Paradigm and Academic Freedom(Eng)
D. Shalin, Between the Ethos of Science and the Ethos of Ideology (Eng)
D. Shalin, Sociology for the Glasnost Era(Eng)
D. Shalin, Galina Saganenko and Valery Golofast: The Harvard Interview (Rus)
D. Shlain, Public Man: The Harvard Interview with Yuri Levada (Rus html)
D. Shalin, National Sociology and Paradigm Pluralism: Pragmatist Reflections on Russian Sociology (Eng Eng-Rus)
F. Sheregi, The Political Background of Studying Public Opinion in Russia (Rus)
F. Sheregi, You Cannot Expect a Miracle from Social Forecasting (Rus)
F. Sheregi, Epistemological Problems of the Development of Applied Sociology in Russia (Rus)
F. Sheregi, Methodological Underpinnings of Applied Sociology in the 1920's (Rus)
F. Sheregi, A Short Bibliography of Early Russian Sociology, 1920's-1930's (Rus)
V. Shlapentokh, Blotting out the Names as an Indicator of Authoritarianism (Rus)
V. Shlapentokh, The Breakthrough Time of Yuri Levada: The History of an Existential Chioce (Rus)
M. Sokolov, Russian Sociology after 1991: Intellectual and Institutional Dynamics of a "Poor Science" (Rus)
M. Sokolov, The Clash of Academic Civilizations (Rus)
M. Sokolov, Russian Economic Sociology (Rus)
Ch. Symanovich, On the Early History of the War Generation (Rus)
G. Tansey, Yadov -- A Self-taught Sociologist (Eng)
O. Sveshnikova, "Herodotus' Jubilee: The 1960s in the Mirror of Contemporary Sociology (Rus)
B. Tukumtsev, E. F. Molevich and the Emergence of Sociology in the Volga Region (Rus)
V. Vakhstain, Bassmannyi Council: Sociological Analysis of the Dissertation Defense at the ISRAN (Rus)
V. Yadov and D. Shalin, Dialogues, 2010-2014
V. Yadov, On the Coexistence of Theoretical Paradigms in Sociology (Rus)
V. Yadov, Who Needs National Sociology in Russia? (Rus)
V. Yadov, Regarding A. N. Malinkin's Article on the Polyparadigmatic Approach (Rus)
V. Yadov, Two Reflections on the Theoretical Preferences in Sociology (Rus)
V. Yadov, Using Multiple Theoretical Paradigms in Sociology (Rus)
V. Yadov, The State of World Sociology Today (Rus)
V. Yadov, Bad Story: The Tale of Two Congresses (Rus)
V. Yadov, The Concept of Dispositional Regulation of Behavior (Eng)
T. Zaslavskaya, The Novosibirsk Manifesto (Rus)
T. Zaslavskaya, From the History of the Novosibirsk Economic-Sociological School (Rus)
A. Zdravomyslov, The Field of Contemporary Russian Sociology (Rus)
A. Zdravomyslov, National Sociology Schools in Contmeporary World (Rus)
V. Zhukov, Sociology in Contemporary Russia (Rus)
V. Zhukov, Russia in the Global System of Coordinates: Keynote Address at the 2nd Congress of SSR (Rus)
Biographical Method

A. Alekseev, The Subjective and Objective in Bionarrative
(Rus)
A. Alekseev, Diaries and Letters as a Form of Social Communication (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Letter, Diary, Autobiography: Diversity of Forms and Multiplicity of Meanings (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Resources, Norms, and Effects of Autobiographical Narrative (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Biogrpaphy. Science. History: On the Collective Self-Portrait of Russian Sociologists (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Learning through Action: What is Dramatic Sociology? (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Dramatic Sociology and Sociological Self-Reflection, Vols. 1-4 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, History of Russian Sociology in its Personae (Rus)
A. Alekseev, The Logic and Epistemological Structure of the Evolution of Sociological Knowledge (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Personalized Science of Science: The Case of Contemporary Russian Sociology (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Notes on the History of Sociology with the "Human Face" (Rus)
A. Alekseev, The Intersection and Rapture in the Familial and Historical Memory (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Theses on Biography and Human's Shared Being (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Profession -- Sociologist. Vols. 1-4 (Rus)
A. Alekseev, On the Interfaces of Methodological and Ethical Problems: Reading Dmitri Shalin (Rus)
A. Alekseev, 30 Years on the March: My Memberhsip in the CPSU (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Social Experience and Personality Orientation (Rus)
A. Alekseev, Explications and Synonymy in Participation Observation (Rus)
V. Bachinin, "Profession -- Sociologist" as a Postmodernist Phenomenon (Rus)
N. Arlauskaite, Marina Tsvetaeva and the Poetics of Private Space (Rus)
R. Barantsev, Liubishchev in My Life (Rus)
G. Batygin, Semantics of Autobiographic Narratives (Rus)
G. Batygin and G. Gradoselskaya, Professional Networks and Biographical Studies (Rus)
G. Batygin, Introduction to Paul Lazarsfeld Scholarly Biography (Rus)
E. Beliaev, Comments on Biographical Interview (Rus)
Y. Bespalova, Addressing Oneself: Everyday Life of a West-Siberian Family (Rus)
Y. Bespalova, Biographical Research and the Sociology of Culture (Rus)
Y. Bespalova, The Fate of Man in the Context of the Sociology of Culture (Rus)
Y. Besaplova, The Place of Name in the Socio-Cultural Studies (Rus)
O. Bozhkov, Biographies and Genealogies as Retrospectives of Socio-Cultural Transformation (Rus)
I. Devyatko, Biographical Method in Social Research (Rus)
K. Divisenko, (Auto)biogaphical Narrative as a Communicative Action (Rus)
V. Dmitrievsky, The Artist and the Power in Late Imperial Art (Rus)
V. Dmitrievsky, The Artist and the Power on the Edge of History: Mark Zakharov and Others (Rus)
B. Doktorov, The World of Vladimir Yadov (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Boris Rabbot and the Pages of History (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Gennady Batygin: "I Wish to Work in the Area of History of Soviet Sociology" (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Biogrpaphy and History (Rus)
B. Doktorov, V. Yadov, Work on Biographies is a Way of Communicating with My Heroes (Rus)
B. Doktorov, V. Yadov, Conversations across the Ocean: Sociological Generations through Half a Century (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Biograhpy is a Story about the Past Recollected in the Present (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Contemporary Sociological Community in Russia: Generational Stratification (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Yuri Levada: Perspectives on Biography and Fate (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Sociologist by Profession: Toward the 75th Anniversary of Andrey Nikolaevich Alekseev (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Andrey Alekseev as Rock (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Boris Grushin and Yuri Levada. Beginning of the Postbiography (Rus)
B. Doktorov, Yuri Levada. Portrait for the Posterity (Rus)
B. Dubin, Autobiography and Georges Perec's Writing (Rus)
A. Etkind, Subjectivity, Autobiography, and the Hot Memories of Revolution (Rus)
A. Etkind, The Social Context of a Scholar's Career: Applied Psychology in the 1920's (Rus)
A. Etkind, L.S. Vygotsky: Forgotten Texts and Overlooked Contexts (Rus)
B. Firsov, History of Sociology "in Personae": Biography and/or Biocritique (Rus)
R. Frumkina, Why Are We Writing Biographies (Rus)
V. Golofast, Concepts of the Individual and Biographical Space (Rus)
V. Golofast, The Multiplicity of Biographical Narratives (Rus)
V. Golofast, The Three Layers of Biographical Narratives (Rus)
V. Golofast, Paradoxes of Subjectivity (Rus)
A. Gotlib, Is the History of Sociology with the Human Face Possible? Reply to Shliapentokh (Rus)
V. Gudkova, Evolution in Yuri Olesha's Autobiographical Description (Rus)
A. Iniushev, Alekseev's "Continuity of Memory (Rus)
L. Kozlova, Biographical Studies of Russian Sociology: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations (Rus)
L. Kozlova, On the Reconstruction of the History of Sociology in the Postrevolutionary Era (Rus)
V. Leibin, Not so Lonely Solitide: Remembering Igor Kon (Rus)
N. Leibina, Painting Kon's Portrait (Rus)
N. Loginova, Biographical Method in Light of Ideas Developed by B. G. Ananyev (Rus)
N. Loginova, Life Path as a Psychological Problem (Rus)
N. Mazlumyanova, The Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Biographical Materials (Rus)
N. Mazlumyanova, Biographical Interviews with Russian Sociologists: Methodological Considerations (Rus)
N. Mazlumyanova, The Professional Careers of Russian Social Scientists (Eng)
N. Mazlumyanova, Professional Careers of Russian Sociologists during the Time of Transformation (Rus)
E. Meshcherkina, Life Path and Biography: Continuity in Sociological Concepts (Rus)
G. Moshkova, Biographical Method and the Psychology of Scholar's Personality (Rus)
I. Paperno, Soviet Experience, Autobiographical Writing, and Historical Consciousness (Rus)
I. Petrovskaya, The Epoch is Not a Neutral Backdrop but the Heart of Human Drama (Rus)
E. Rozhdestvenskaya, Biography as a Social Phenomenon and Object of Sociological Analysis (Rus)
D. Shalin, Theses on Biocritical Hermeneutics (Rus)
D. Shalin, Erving Goffman, Fateful Action, and the Las Vegas Gambling Scene
D. Shalin, Signing in the Flesh: Notes on Pragmatist Hermeneutics (Eng, PDF)
D. Shalin, Hermeneutics and Prejudice: Heidegger and Gadamer in Their Historical Setting (Eng)
D. Shalin, Phenomenological Foundations of Theoretical Practice: Biocritical Notes on Y. A. Levada (PDF) (Rus)
D. Shalin, In Search of a Narrative Identity: A Dialogue of Andrey Alekseev and Dmitri Shalin (Rus)
D. Shalin, On Terminological Excess, Validity of Biographical Interview, and Memoir Ethics (Rus)
D. Shalin, Forum on Biography and Biocritique: Preliminary Results (Rus)
D. Shalin, Ethics of Memoir Writing and the Validity of Biographical Interviews (Rus)
V. Shlapentokh, Can We Trust Autobiographical Interviws? (Rus)
V. Shlapentokh, From One Extreme to Another: Response to Anna Gotlib (Rus)
T. Tkachenko, Biographical Method in Gender Studies (Rus)
N. Tsvetaeva, The Biographical Discourse of the Soviet Era (Rus)
N. Tsvetaeva, The Biographical Narratives of the Soviet Era (Rus)
E. Yarskaya-Smirnova, Narrative Analysis in Sociology (Rus)
E. Yarskaya-Smirnova & P. Romanov, Confines of Memory: Provincial Identity in Narrative Stories (Rus)
E. Zdravomyslova, Hegemonic Masculinity: The Autobiography of the Hero with Commentary (Rus)
A. Zdravomyslov, Germans about Russians on the Eve of the New Millennium (Rus)
Fifth International V. V. Ioffe Conference, The Right to a Name: Biographics of the 20th Century (Rus)
Seventh International V. V. Ioffe Conference, The Right to a Name: Biographyics of the 20th Century (Rus)
Public Forum: The Crossroads of History and Autobiography (Rus)


Invitation


We would like to invite social scientists and public intellectuals who lived during the Khrushchev’s Thaw to share their memories about this trailblazing era and its continued relevance for our time. The following is the list of questions we would like you to consider when you put together your autobiographical notes.

Мы приглашаем социологов и обществоведов, живших и работавших во времена хрущевской «оттепели», поделиться воспоминаниями об этом важном периоде российской жизни исоображениями о его значимости для наших дней. Предлагаем Вам при написании автобиографических заметок подумать над следующими вопросами.


  1. What impact did Khrushchev’s liberalization campaign have on the social sciences and humanities?
  2. How did your professional and personal situation change after the stagnation era set in?
  3. Where do you place yourself in the history of your discipline during the Soviet years?
  4. What is your take on perestroika and its impact on society and scholarship?
  5. How did changes in the post-Soviet era affect your job situation and you personally?
  6. Could you name a few most important schools and authors in your area of scholarship? 
  7. Which schools and authors outside your country do you find most interesting and promising?
  8. Do you see substantial differences between your discipline’s standing at home and abroad? 
  9. What is your view of the situation in your country today and its impact on your discipline?  
  10. Do you think scholars must take a public stance on the political issues confronting society?
  11. How would you assess the short- and long-term prospects for your discipline in your country? 
  12. Any advice for future public intellectuals, any thoughts on being in the world for generations to come?
  1. Какое влияние хрущевская «оттепель» оказала на развитие социальных и гуманитарных наук?
  2. Как изменилась Ваша личная и прoфессиональная ситуация в эпоху брежневского «застоя»?
  3. Как бы Вы определили свое место в истории Вашей дисциплины советской эпохи?
  4. Каково Ваше мнение о перестройке и ее влиянии на общество и науку?
  5. Как изменения постсоветской поры сказались на Вашей работе и личной жизни?
  6. Не могли бы Вы назвать наиболее значимые школы и имена в Вашей науке?
  7. Какие ученые и научные школы за пределами России Вам кажутся наиболее интересными?
  8. Есть ли существенные различия в состоянии Вашей дисциплины в России и за рубежом?
  9. Как Вы оцениваете ситуацию в Вашей стране и ее воздействие на научную сферу?
  10. Должны ли ученые высказывать свою позицию по политическим вопросам?
  11. Что Вы думаете о ближних и дальних перспективах развития Вашей науки?
  12. Что бы Вы посоветовали будущим обществоведам, какими мыслями о бытии в мире поделились бы с поколением, которое придет нам на смену?


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