Theoretical Understanding of Social Reality: The 25th Kharchev Readings

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Status Published
nstitute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS
journal "Sociological Studies"
Address: Moscow, Russian Federation
Occupation: Chief researcher; Deputy editor; professor
Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS
journal "Sociological Studies"
Russian State University for the Humanities
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 9

The paper characterizes the efforts of the editorial board of the "Sociological Studies" journal on the holding of the 24 annual scientific conferences "A. Kharchev readings" through 1999-2023. The empirical basis of the paper consists of the programs of the conferences held, reports on their results, articles published by the journal in connection with the readings, the experience of their organizers. The history of the readings, approaches to the formation of the topics and the composition of the readings’ participants are highlighted. The role of readings in filling the journal with materials relevant for the development of sociological science is noted. It is emphasized that the focus of the efforts of the readings’ organizers was the issues of sociological theory as a key component for the development of science. The efforts of the editorial staff of the journal to expand the geography of the participants of the readings, to attract young scientists, sociologists from neighboring countries with Russia, to analyze the discourse in world sociology, as well as to pose problems of sociological science arising from digitalization of society, "Big Data", artificial intelligence issues, etc. are shown.

Keywords"Kharchev Readings", theoretical sociology, discourse of theory and methodology, theorizing, social reality, Journal of “Sociological Research”.
Publication date03.10.2023
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