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Title: Pluralism Anxiety. Acting Socially in Latvia
Authors: Kruk, Sergei
Kalniņa, Diāna
Kažoka, Aija
Kozlovs, Normunds
Landes, Xavier
Ļevina, Jeļena
Mārtinsone, Kristīne
Rolle, Kristīne
Rožukalne, Anda
Rungule, Ritma
Sedlenieks, Klāvs
Seņkāne, Silva
Skulte, Ilva
Keywords: Latvia;anomia;anomie;anomy;socialization;ethnic culture;social cohesion;parliamentary discourse;corpus analysis;agency and structure;values;concept of the state;concept of welfare;cultural dimensions;civic activism;pluralism;informal economic practices;civic activism,;social action;sociality
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Rīga Stradiņš University
Citation: Kruk, S. (Ed.). (2018). Pluralism Anxiety. Acting Socially in Latvia. Riga. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 205 p.
Abstract: Atomized society is a constant worry of the Latvian political elite. “Unity” as a key term of the political discourse exemplifies an ambivalent attitude to pluralism. The policy documents stipulate that “social cohesion” and “social integration" are the preconditions of civic activity of the population. At the same time Latvians are reluctant to engage in collective action formulating and protecting their plural individual and group interests. This book investigates the reasons of social passivity. Interpreting the empirical research data collected in representative opinion polls, fieldwork interviews, parliamentary corpus analysis, and legal documents analysis psychologists, sociologists, social anthropologists, and students of communication discuss the constraints and enablements of social action.
Description: Published by the decision (No 8-18/18.04.2018) of the Rīga Stradiņš University Scientific Board as a collective monograph
ISBN: 978-9934-563-31-7
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