Evolution of Socio-Economic Space in the Local Rural Areas in the Near North (case of the Manturovsky district of the Kostroma region)

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Chief Researcher
Affiliation: Institute of Geography of RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Occupation: Chief Researcher
Affiliation: A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Occupation: Prof., Chair of General Sociology; Chief Researcher
National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 12

The article deals with various theoretical and applied aspects of "cellular globalisation" in its application to the analysis of social processes taking place in the areas of the Near North of Russia and, in particular, in the Kostroma region. Using theoretical conceptualization, statistical analysis and field research, the authors trace the development and current status of the settlement structure of villages and hamlets in the Manturovo district of the Kostroma region and discover certain regularities in the emergence of patterns of centrifugal and centripetal migration. The methodology of social analysis used to study the current state of rural households (including the use of quadcopters) makes it possible to adequately assess the formation of a new social structure of traditional rural settlements with a growing segment of urban dacha residents. Special attention is paid to the dynamics of urban population growth and the emergence of de-urbanization clusters.

Keywords"cellular globalization", rural socium(s), urbanization and de-urbanization, centripetal and centrifugal migration, formation of the modern settlement structure of "small territories", dacha migration, clusters of urban residents outside the city
AcknowledgmentMaterials for article were collected by the authors on the research program of the Society of Professional Sociologists (SoPSo) in 2006-2019, as well as by L.M. Baskin, L.I. Gulyaeva, and A.A. Sumernikov within the framework of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) project No. 19-18-00562. Sections 1, 2, and 7 were written by N.E. Pokrovsky and L.M. Baskin within the framework of RSF Project No. 19-18-00562; sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 were written by T.G. Nefedova within the framework of RSF Project No. 19-17-00174.
Publication date24.12.2021
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