Sociology in Russia

A Brief History

  • Larissa Titarenko
  • Elena Zdravomyslova

Part of the Sociology Transformed book series (SOTR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Larissa Titarenko, Elena Zdravomyslova
    Pages 1-13
  3. Larissa Titarenko, Elena Zdravomyslova
    Pages 15-31
  4. Larissa Titarenko, Elena Zdravomyslova
    Pages 33-41
  5. Larissa Titarenko, Elena Zdravomyslova
    Pages 79-101
  6. Larissa Titarenko, Elena Zdravomyslova
    Pages 103-123
  7. Larissa Titarenko, Elena Zdravomyslova
    Pages 125-140
  8. Larissa Titarenko, Elena Zdravomyslova
    Pages 141-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-158

About this book


This book represents the first comprehensive historical treatment of sociology in Russia from the mid-nineteenth century through the pre-revolutionary and Soviet eras to the present day. It sheds new light on the dramatic history of sociology in the Russian context; dramatic both in its relationship with state power, and in the large-scale societal transformations it has had to grapple with. The authors highlight several particularities including the late institutionalization of sociology in the Soviet period, the breaks in continuity between its main historical periods and the relationship between sociology and power throughout its history. This valuable work will appeal to social science and history scholars, as well as readers interested in the history of contemporary Russia.


Historical sociology soviet sociology Central Eastern European studies Maxim Kovalevsky history of sociology positivism Marxist sociology Pitirim Sorokin Nikolay Danilevsky Nicholas Mikhailovsky historical materialism perestroika Post-Soviet sociology Levada Center feminism in Russia gender studies Contemporary Russian sociology Institutionalization of Sociology comparative studies neo-positivism

Authors and affiliations

  • Larissa Titarenko
    • 1
  • Elena Zdravomyslova
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyBelarusian State UniversityMinskBelarus
  2. 2.European University at Saint PetersburgSaint PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58084-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58085-2
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